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The Letter…

Three Line Tales, Week 16

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                                                                      The Letter

She sat at the table with pen and paper and a glass of wine for courage, trying to put into words what she had been feeling for a long time but didn’t know how to say. She had to say it now so he would know what was in the deepest places of her heart before it was too late to begin again. She drank some of the wine, picked up the pen and began,  Dear John.

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16 thoughts on “The Letter…

  1. Interesting. I may have to check this out. I love to be succinct. Someone should take on Five Sentence Fiction. I hope Lillie is okay, though.

  2. Heya, good lines and reading through your lines, I realize it is a sub-tale of a tale. My curiosity forces me to do a small integration of your 3 lines, 3 lines by another writer “Bikergurl” and my lines to create that tale. Hope you don’t mind the association.

    May I join our 3 lines here – with a few new conjoining lines?

    Here it goes.
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    She has been,
    Unaware of his feelings for her,
    And, she hears from within: [3 Conjoining lines]

    “I (Horse-rider) wish to race to him,
    To express your sweet misty emotion,
    But, your fearful heart disapproves, clutches me.” [My 3 lines]

    She sat at the table with pen and paper and a glass of wine for courage, trying to put into words what she had been feeling for a long time but didn’t know how to say. She had to say it now so he would know what was in the deepest places of her heart before it was too late to begin again. She drank some of the wine, picked up the pen and began, Dear John. [Your 3 lines]

    The courage grew,
    More letters flew,
    And, a wait began,
    The day arrived, when to herself,
    She said: [5 Conjoining lines]

    “Writing daily since our last night together. Aching inside, I eagerly await your letter.
    Longing listlessly for you. I know deep down it’s been too long. My love unrequited.
    Opening the box, I instead receive a letter of your happy engagement.” [Bikergurl’s 3 lines]

    Now, she has been,
    Aware of his feelings for her,
    And, she hears from within: [3 Conjoining lines]

    “I (Horse-rider) wish to race to him,
    To express your sweet misty emotion,
    But, your fearful heart disapproves, clutches me.” [My 3 lines]

    ————————————————

  3. Well done! Nothing is more difficult that taking that initial step to change the direction of your life. Obviously she knew the time was right, and had found the courage she needed to do what had to be done. You are so good at telling the story in just three sentences, that’s not easy at all!

    1. Josie, I think you got the story! Maybe no one understands the Dear John letter concept. Maybe I assume too much when I write these little stories. Whatever, I have a great time doing them.

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