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.