Writing 101: Be Brief (#NaBloPoMo)

NaBloPoMo is turning out to be a good way for me to get caught up on my fiction writing exercises. The prompt below is from the Writing 101 course I started weeks ago but never got around to finishing. Looks like this month is going to be the month!

Be brief

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.


Walking down the sidewalk I spot a letter crumpled in a ball on the ground next to the mailbox. I guess whoever wrote it changed their mind about mailing it. I open the envelope and read the letter inside. Turns out it’s a Dear John letter. Looks like it’s better off on the ground.

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