Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pen Pal - 100 Words - Flash Fiction


I began writing to her when I was ten. She was everything I wanted to be: smart, funny, honest. In our letters I could be who I always thought, always knew that I could be. Only circumstances held me back.

I met you, and thought that you were the perfect man for me. She did not approve. One day I let you read her letters; some of them said unkind things. You asked me to choose; I had to let you go, of course. For how could I admit I'd been writing to myself all of these years?

14 comments:

  1. This made me giggle - well done!

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  2. Wow. I need to do that. I would love to get letters from me! (I'm only a little narcissistic.) Loved it.

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  3. Excellent twist to this wonderful post.

    Yvonne.

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  4. I love pen pals. I have to say, I've never considered writing letters to myself. I talk to myself all of the time however!
    I also loved the Ovation post. Scary enough, it could be a real show. It's probably a better concept than some of the stuff that is on tv already! Still, rather scary though.
    As always, you are thoroughly entertaining.
    I can't wait to buy your book! :)

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  5. Amazing! If only I had the courage to share my writings to myself with others, then I would have to choose. Again, amazing!

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  6. oooh..That was too cute!
    BTW...The picture is a cow

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  7. Thanks for the lovely comment, yes it is a song that carries a message.

    Yvonne.

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  8. Wow, definitely didn't see that coming. I love that she was using herself as a sounding board.

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  9. Letters to oneself could be a valuable way to see a situation clearly and make choices based on the "others" perceptions. I have times in my life when it would have been most helpful.

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