The Letter

Day 12 of Writing 101 was to attempt to write a post of a specific length. One suggestion was a 50-word story and I’ve never done one of those before so I thought I’d give it a go.

See below for the astounding results…

The Letter


The paper glided confidently off her printer juxtaposing her own self-doubt. Was she doing the right thing? She reviewed the arguments again in her mind before concluding that her previous rationale still held true. A lack of alternatives was no reason to continue as before.

She signed the letter.

  8 comments for “The Letter

  1. September 29, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I had to read this twice to try and figure out what type of letter she was signing off on.

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    • September 29, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      You could read it a hundred times. But I meant for it to be interpreted by the reader so it’s up to you what the letter is.

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  2. lafriday
    September 30, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Ah, James–I wrote a LENGTHY post that could be considered the extrapolation of this idea, so I interpreted it as the resignation letter I gave to a blood-sucking job. Perfect.


  3. weebluebirdie
    September 30, 2015 at 11:56 am

    A fine piece of Kafkaesque ambiguity 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      I don’t think I’ve ever been accused of being Kafkaesque before. That’s going on my CV…


  4. September 30, 2015 at 4:25 pm


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  5. September 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I love these type of challenges. Good job.

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    • September 30, 2015 at 11:00 pm



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