Here is a second entry that I’ve taken from my month long creative writing course. The prompt is: “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.” With the twist being to be as brief as possible. Here it goes!
Every morning I feel so rushed! I’m racing to the metro to get to work on time. I should have left 5 minutes ago. I’m walking across the brick entryway to go underground, but I notice that there is a post card on the ground. I bend over and pick it up in stride.
I saw you skate at the last DC Rollergirls bout. You are awesome, graceful and fast on 8 wheels. You’re beautiful and have inspired me to start skating. Thank you for being a super hero!
8th Grade Student”
The women who skate roller derby are all amazing. Yankee Scandal is truly an exceptional skater and I hope she knows it. I notice that the postcard doesn’t have a stamp. I take one out of my wallet and put the card in the mail drop before continuing on my way to work. She deserves to know that she inspires!