Writing 101: Be brief

You discover a letter on a path that affects you deeply. Today, write about this encounter. And your twist? Be as succinct as possible.

“Sarah Elizabeth, It does not matter. I love you. Please come home. Papa.”

Who was Sarah Elizabeth? What did she do? Did she ever receive the letter? Did she go home? The words and questions had spun around repeatedly in my mind from the moment I read the letter, a week earlier.

I looked at it, held upright by a vase on my mantle place,  trying to decide once again what to do. Returning it was not an option. No address. And I could not bring myself to discard it. Sighing, I turned away hoping that inspiration would come soon.

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