Friday, 4 September 2015

Shoebox Letters

Exercise: Look outside your window, what do you see? In 100 words or less invent a life story.

This is what I came up with... "Shoebox Letters"

Spirited sisters, Lizzie and Mabel lived long lives at either ends of the globe. Buried in their ninetieth year, now lying side by side they’ll talk to each other for an eternity.

Mabel sheared sheep. Lillian baked bread. Both bore six sons, tall strapping lads who went to war. None came home.

Exchanging long-handwritten letters, comforting expressions in place of hugs and kisses, that breathed life and light into their never-ending devotion.

These treasured possessions. Tokens of love tied with purple ribbon. Badges of honour stored forever in shoeboxs under each metal bed frame, to be found by another.

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