The Note

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.


The Note

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?

Dread. Numbness.

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.


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Priceless Joy

Very sad letter, but you got your emotions over reading it across very well.

Nancy Beach

Thank you for your encouraging words. Have a blessed day.