The letter – Fiction

This is fiction for the Writing101 course. I’ve never written fiction for this blog or at all since school so it is very unfamiliar territory.

The letter on the ground the envelope torn to reveal the start of the letter. How did nobody else notice it. Handwritten in ink, fountain pen, who uses those these days? To Sam Handwriting neat but flowing, blue/black ink. The declarations. I love I love I love you. I’ve never told you, I hardly dare say it out loud and here I am writing it down. At last I’m putting it into words after years. The relief – I was going mad not saying it too you. The fear of rejection has crippled me, but I’m going to say it here it is. I love you! I turned the envelope over – a stamp, no post mark – it was never posted.


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.