Writing 101, Day 5

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.

“Dear Scandal,

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”

Photo Credit: Steve Jurkovic Roller Derby Photography

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!

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