I wish I Were there


Day Five: Be Brief

Today’s Prompt: 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.

Today’s twist: Approach this post in as few words as possible.

I am going for 100 words! 

Lucy was eager to meet with school’s friends. Her brother dated one of them.

Lucy‘s BFF* was another girl, though. After Lucy spent a weekend with BFF* and her cousin, they exchanged letters. Brother was the subject; BFF‘s cousin showed interest in him.

Brother’s girlfriend was studying for Math’s exams. She borrowed Lucy’s books. Inside it, she found that letter.

Lucy didn’t know that all girls at school read that letter.

Brother’s Girlfriend never again spoke with Lucy.

Brother and BFF’cousin married. Had kids. Divorced.

Lucy wished she had returned that letter.

Lessons on friendship, trust and confidentiality: Check!


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23 thoughts on “I wish I Were there

  1. Trust and confidentiality yes, definitely.

    However, the fate of Lucy’s brother, BFF and BFF’s cousin did not depend on Lucy’s behavior. IMHO.
    I fail to see how a letter from a girl interested in your boyfriend found in his sister’s books makes you break up with him. And I fail to see how Lucy could have changed the divorce.
    But, hey, teenagers are sometimes irrational, aren’t they?


    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Appreciated.
      Agree. It didn’t depend on her. But that’s not what the girlfriend concluded as she blamed Lucy for the interest of BFF’s cousin.
      Lucy could not have changed the divorce.
      She wished she had not received the letter because she felt hurt by the actions of the girlfriend against her.
      Indeed it was very irrational!
      But In hindsight I think that my narrative doesn’t make this clear. You made an excellent point.
      Actually this is a true story. …
      Thanks again!

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  2. I really enjoyed this short story! Very intriguing…and it is true which makes it even more.


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