Today is day 5 of Writing 101. The twist threw me – brief isn’t something I generally am. Husband came up with the idea for the note. Thought I’d give it a go. Thanks for reading.
Today’s Prompt: You stumble upon a random letter on the path.You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.
Today’s twist: Approach this post in as few words as possible.
I pause – bending to pick up the crumpled damp paper.
As an afterthought I open it. I read it.
My heart begins to pound. Heat rises from the deepest part of me. Terror like a poison fills my stomach.
Who wrote this?
I long to help but am at a loss.
The words etched in my mind – to forever haunt me:
These are the last words I’ll ever write. I can’t go on. I’m sorry.