It’s time for my latest offering to Lillie McFerrin’s Five Sentence Fiction, a weekly prompt where there is no word limit, just a limit on the number of sentences. Plus, although she provides a word prompt, it is just for direction only – you don’t have to include the word itself in your contribution.
This week, the prompt is – LETTERS.
Do let me know what you think of my offering below – and whilst you’re at it, why not take a look at everyone else’s offerings (I’m sure they’ll be fabulous), and even give it a go yourself…
– Principles –
Granny had kept all the letters from her childhood sweetheart – they were tied together with a faded ribbon and hidden in a battered suitcase on top of her wardrobe.
Now Granny was gone, there was nothing to stop me from reading them at last.
As a little girl, I had been fascinated with them as she allowed me to organise the envelopes into date order, or by their colour – but I was never, ever to take the letters out, let alone read them.
I settled myself down to read, gradually unwinding the secrets of her mysterious youth.
I never expected to learn that she had been abandoned by her sweetheart for daring to fight for women’s suffrage – his loss.
Image from Wikimedia Commons – Nancy
9 thoughts on “Principles – Five Sentence Fiction”
I love this. It reminds me of my very independent Granny!
Here’s mine: http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2013/11/letters.html
I love it!
Thank you 🙂
A story from an interesting period of history – and the letters themselves would have made for an interesting story!
Indeed they would. Unfortunately, we aren’t privy to them… yet 😉
The love letters from your Granny’s days were something which would always be treasured as they showed the true insides of her love interest[s]. The sad thing is that as technology took over our ability to write this type of letter has slowly disappeared/
Yes, it’s a real shame.
Lovely and heartfelt, and filled with a strong message! “His loss”, indeed.