Monday, February 23, 2009

Writing Prompts - Letter Writing

Febraury 23, 2009

This week we're going to write letters. It's not something that we do a lot of anymore. We send e-mail, text messages, chat on-line, and talk on the phone. Instant communication is how we live now. When I was nine years old, we moved to Florida and the letters we received from "back Home" in Pennsylvania were treasures. Often I would walk to the post office after school to check for letters from older siblings, friends, our Grandmother. . . No mail, especially no letters, made the walk home very long. Letters were shared and read over and over and saved.

Today I want you to write a letter to someone you miss. It's not a letter to be mailed; it's a letter to write whatever you want to that person; maybe why they were special to you, or about a special time(s) you spent together or what you miss most about them. You might write to someone who has died, a mother or father, grandparents, or it might be a good friend that you've lost touch with. As always, use specific details and use your senses. What would be the first thing you would say to them?

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