Day 5: Writing 101 aka Blog Challenge
Prompt: You discover a letter on a path that affects you deeply. Today write about this encounter. Be brief.
The last box of Janey’s belongings were packed. I was in denial that my best friend was dead at thirty-eight.
As I headed to my truck a paper on the ground caught my attention. It was a letter was stamped two weeks ago.
I can understand why you might be angry with me for not trying to find you.
There is something I need to say.
Your mother and I had hit a rough patch in August 1968. I had just been drafted-tried to get out of it by marrying your mother and going to college, but I wasn’t accepted. Never was a good student.
Marie and I had a terrible argument over money. The next day I was on my way home from work. It was payday and I was going to stop and buy a steak to celebrate even though we were broke.
Just as I turned the corner and headed up the street I saw your mother in Billy Martin’s driveway. Your mother and Billy ran away.
Last month I saw your award picture in the newspaper and I knew you were my daughter.
Here is my phone number if you want to call.
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