Fond of Letters

The Secret Message by Francois Boucher (picture credit: Wikipedia)

E lectronic mail

M ay speed up correspondence

A nd offer an instant response, no doubt useful

I n this day and age, but I am fond of

L etters, so send me one


Written for Day 4 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017: The prompt is “email”.  The length and format are your choice.

Chain Letter

I thought writing a fictional chain letter might be a fun response to Day 18’s prompt 🙂A Month of Mini Writing Challenges

Dear Friend,

You can never have too much good fortune, can you?  That’s why I’m sending you this letter, to share with you this easily accessible source of good luck.  To obtain it, all you have to do is send a copy of this letter to another 13 people and share the good luck with them.  It’s so easy, the question is, why wouldn’t you?

Just in case you are sceptical (which is totally understandable, I too was sceptical once, until I saw the results of this letter in action) I thought I would tell you some real life instances of where this letter has had an impact on the lives of others.

A friend who had received a copy of this letter earlier in the chain, had a feeling that he had to forward it on.  He couldn’t explain it, but he was so glad he listened to his instinct.  A few days later he won the jackpot on the lottery.  Now, he drives a top end car, lives in a mansion, is married to a model and owns a tropical island.  He is even at the top of the list to get a luxury apartment in the first state-of-the-art living accommodation on Mars as soon as it becomes available.

On the other hand, another acquaintance who got the letter decided to ignore it.  He didn’t believe in such things and so deliberately broke the chain.  The day after, his car fell apart before his eyes.  The day after that his house burnt down.  And on the third day he died.

I think the stories speak for themselves.  Don’t delay.  Send out your letters today.  You only have 24 hours to do it.  If you don’t…

Wishing you all the luck in the world,

Another Lucky Friend

[P.S.  Please don’t miss out on this great opportunity.  If for some reason you would like to take advantage of this amazing, life-changing, once-in-a-lifetime chance but won’t be able to send out the letters, I will be happy to help.  Just send £100 to the address at the top of this letter.  It’s only a small amount, one that you will make back a hundred times over, and more.]


This was written for Day 18 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.

Look what arrived in the post this morning…

kith issue 1 front cover

My print copy of Kith Issue 1 from 308 Press!  Isn’t it pretty? 🙂

If you stop by here regularly, you might have come across my post Reading and Writing Letters, explaining a bit about the publication.  You can read an online version of the magazine for free, here.  If you do, and happen to read my own offering, A Letter From a Troubled Soul, I would be interested to hear what you think.kith issue 1 page

Have a good evening all, and enjoy the rest of your week!

Reading and Writing Letters…

I love letters.  There is something quite magical about receiving a handwritten letter in the post; an email isn’t the same, is it.  Equally, I love writing letters, only there doesn’t really seem to be the call for it these days.  Back in April, I came across, purely by chance, a new small press that was open to submissions of letters for either an anthology or themed magazine.  The letters could be about absolutely anything.  Of course, I thought I would try my hand at this…

The first issue of Kith magazine by 308 Press was released this week.  There are twenty or so letters, penned by writers from all over the world, including my own offering, A Letter From A Troubled Soul.  Each one is unique in voice and style, and I was amazed at the variety on offer.

So, if you are looking for something different to read, why not take a look.  It can be read for free here, or a print copy can be purchased here.  The print copies have a hand-painted front cover, each one slightly different to the rest – they look beautiful.

Enjoy, and have a great Midsummer weekend!