Man Of Unfinished Letters

Copyright Jennifer Pendergast
Copyright Jennifer Pendergast

Dear Suzanne,

I can’t stop thinking about that night before I left for school. I keep your picture under my pillow…

Dear Martha,

I miss you like crazy. I can’t stop thinking about that morning I left for school. I still haven’t caught my breath…

Dear Betty,

I know we just met, but you’re on my mind constantly…

Dear Mother,

I won’t be home for Christmas. I’m sorry to break it to you like this, but I’m leaving school. I’ve been invited to accompany my Poly Sci professor while he lectures across the country. He says I have great potential…


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44 thoughts on “Man Of Unfinished Letters

  1. Oh, I haven’t been here in a while. (I haven’t touched Friday Ficitoneers in about as long too. I should get cracking!) Loved this!! Ain’t no one worse than a compulsive liar…except for a compulsive liar that can’t keep it in his pants.

    1. Sometimes 100 words is all it takes, sometimes it takes closer to 50,000. I wrote about those revolting types, including one professor in my first book- it took around 49,600 words.

  2. I also enjoy books including correspondence. Lately, it’s emails. Very popular in erotic romances too! A lighter take and a great format! Well done!

    Greetings from Greece!
    Maria (MM Jaye)

  3. I liked the first three letters, but the last one threw me a little, as I’m not sure what the truth is any more. Great format – writing letters is slipping away and they have so much more value than texts and emails

    1. That’s what happens with compulsive liars, they make us unsure. I agree letter writing is becoming a lost art, and I do believe there is an art to well written ones.

  4. Honie, That was a very creative way to write a story and it worked. It was also very funny. 😀 Perhaps he will make a good politician,until the truth comes out. We may see it on YouTube. Well done. 🙂 —Susan

  5. Dear Stephanie,

    Methinks the letter writer doth have issue with truth. You tell us a lot of about his personality disorder in four letters. I enjoyed the form. I think the guy’s a jerk and you’re a talented writer.



        1. What can I say, I was once a sucker for love letters. HA! Good morning, Rochelle. I am visiting with my niece that I mentioned to you in my comment on your post. The apartment search continues today. As do the cautionary jerk stories.

    1. I always wonder when we read correspondence that are published after someone’s death if we read into them from our own experiences, possibly missing the authors intent. I can’t imagine someone writing a personal letter thinking it would ever be made public.

    1. Books that have correspondence as part of the dialogue are interesting to me. I like to read the snail mail from days gone by. There’s something about it, maybe more depth or thoughtfulness that goes into that kind of writing as opposed to the text messages of today. Thanks for your comment.

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