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The unexpected white on black stopped him in his tracks. Hands on knees, he tried to catch his breath, while sweat dripped down his face. It was a fresh piece of paper, caught in the thistle thorns that grew near the running trail. Curious, he picked up the letter and unfolded it. All of a sudden the words danced before his eyes and he jerked upright. In the distance, near the edge, he could see the flashing lights of a police car. His gaze swept over the words again and slowly he turned the letter around. ‘To Carmen’, it said.


A variation:

A soft click
the door closed

On the table a letter

She waited for years
in vain


I wrote this for Writing 101: Be Brief: “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’d love to get feedback!


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14 thoughts on “Goodbye

  1. Unable to find the like button so preferring to comment as I can’t surpass it:
    This was THE best brief to the story, I came across in long time ❤ specially with the 6lines 😀
    Good job 🙂


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