Writing 101 – Be Brief

Todays challenge: 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.

Damp, parts illegible, I pick up and read the single sheet of blue-lined paper.  I don’t think it was ever delivered. A saga of disappointment, another in a series of times he had failed her – the most important time. Her words on the page progressed from heartbroken to bitter and now, resigned. There would be no more chances, no more tries, no more opportunities. It’s over.

What can I do? No address anywhere, no names. She does not know he was ignorant of her desperation. Crushed hopes, an abandoned future written on a damp, almost illegible sheet of blue-lined paper…

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