Life’s Lessons

Prompt: You find a letter on the path. You read it and it affects you deeply. Write a short story (50 – 100 words) about it.

Inspiration: Bollywood movie Finding Fanny, in which a man goes in search of the love of his life after a letter he sent to her 46 years ago comes back to him.

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“But he wrote this letter 46 years back mom!”, Ronnie argued, her voice shrill with desperation. “What if he is STILL waiting for a reply? He doesn’t know the letter didn’t reach her! What if SHE has been waiting for him?”

“46 years, darling, is a long time, enough to forget anyone.”

“No it’s not. Not if you truly love someone.”

“True love is like Santa Claus dear, only real till a certain age.”

“Why don’t you believe in love mom?”

A long pause ensued before Jennifer conceded, “Go post it.”

Some lessons can only be learned first hand, she thought.