Writing 101: Be Brief

You discover a letter on a path that affects you deeply. Today, write about this encounter. And your twist? Be as succinct as possible.

I’ve been cleaning my closet and putting away winter clothes, shoes, and a few purses. I was checking the purses and found an envelope.

I can’t remember exactly the day I got it; then again, I know who gave it to me. The envelope has a red sticker in the shape of a heart. I can’t believe I completely forgot this letter.

I opened it. The letter has a drawing of a heart painted with crayons. My initial the letter M was written in the middle of the heart. Then my granddaughter who was 8 at that time wrote me this letter.

Dear grandma (here she draws a small heart)
I love you grandma (another heart). You are in my heart forever (another heart).
       Love, Jo (a heart with our initials M & J)

She gave me this letter before moving to Florida. After I read this letter it brought me to tears. After a year living in Florida, my daughter decides to move back home. Jo was excited to be back with grandma.

One day, I will show her this letter, meanwhile I’ll treasure it.

I’m blessed to have the love of my grandkids and thankful that they moved back home.



16 responses to “Writing 101: Be Brief

  1. I recently became a grandma (one yea ago ) The year has gone quickly, but I have been lucky to see my granddaughter many times over the year. I understand the tear, it describes the feeling I had when I Baby granddaughter out stretched her arms to come to me…thanks for sharing your sentiments.


  2. Excellent job on this assignment. You were able to convey much love in very few words. In love and light Cheryle


  3. Aww this is so sweet and heartfelt! I enjoyed this because it was lighter, and did not end in an enormous revelation, but a warm ending 🙂


  4. very nice. made me think of my 2 year niece when she here with my parents.


  5. I know what it’s like to be away from your grandchildren – your letter made me smile.


  6. This is one my favorites from your blog. In the short writing it evoked a lot of emotion. It made me think of my grandmother and smile. Thank you for that.


  7. Your posts are very sweet and I think I get a good feel for who you are, which is great. My only recommendation would be to work on your grammar a little bit so that your verb tense is consistent. Keep it up!


  8. good job on the assignment. 🙂


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