Deer Mommy,

Writing 101 – 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.


Walking my son home from the bus stop I noticed a grubby sheet of paper on the sidewalk; a piece of lined school paper folded in quarters.

“Deer Mommy,” it began in a childish hand.  With all the misspellings of a youngster just learning to write it continued, “Don’t yell at Daddy.  You scared me. Please. I love you, Sara “.

Oh.  I know Sara from down the block.

I carefully re-folded the note, walked down to Sara’s house and slipped the note through the mail slot in her front door.

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5 thoughts on “Deer Mommy,

  1. Very nice. I sometimes find things like this at church, some Sunday School assignment expressing love for a parent, usually with some little drawing on it. I love finding the parent and handing it to them and seeing the look on their face when they read it. 😉

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  2. Short , sweet and sad..Nicely done.


  3. Very simple … So profound…. You handled wonderfully.


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