The Letter — Writing 101 Assignment 5


The gust of wind died as suddenly as it began.  Something leaned on my sneaker–a letter.  I picked it up.  No stamp.  Address and return long distances from my town.  Opening it carefully, I learned it had been written months ago–just this past New Year’s day.  A single sentence:  Georgia missed Jim terribly.  A curved line flowed from the fold to the signature.  I sensed an urgency to the unreceived words.  Maybe Georgia had moved and the letter fluttered from an open box?  A move? A sudden illness? Worse?  I could not tell.

I took the letter home, carefully resealed the envelope, attached a stamp, and walked the missive to the letter drop inside the local post office.

It is for Jim to discover Georgia’s meaning…

About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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11 Responses to The Letter — Writing 101 Assignment 5

  1. Job well done!!! Very creative. Unlike me who is struggling with the writing 101 and I don’t know why really.

    • DrEMiller says:

      You are struggling with this class? There is not indication of that in your writing, which is witty, cohesive, and makes for a leisurely read. It’s always a pleasure to read your work.
      And thank you for your kind words.

      • I have only stuck to a couple of the actually assignments. I am more of a “thought pops in head” and I roll with it kind of writer. Thank you so much for your kind words as well. I am glad you enjoy reading. 🙂

  2. All in one – mystery, solution, release… loved it 🙂

  3. You captured the ‘mystery’ of the assignment beautifully.

    • DrEMiller says:

      Thank you. I’m learning that ideas often come once the writing starts. For me, keeping anything below 500 words is difficult. This was one of the more difficult assignments for me so far–this and the one about the songs…

  4. Alyssa says:

    I love that you decided to solve the problem! Very interesting imagery.

    • DrEMiller says:

      My computer just knocked out my original reply. I’ll just say thank you for your kind words, which is the important part of the original reply anyway.

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