Recently, a mailperson delivered a stack of mail here at Writers alley headquarters.
We opened the envelopes and found some addressed to you. Each had hidden words of encouragement. Each asks for your help.
Which letter is yours?
I'm not feeling well today. I got a miserable code and I can't breaf. I'd like to eat some chicken soup and read a book that will make me laugh. Will you write one for me?
It's the fifth day we've been snowed in. Can't get any reception on the TV. I need an action story to pass the time, preferably in Cancun. Weatherperson says we'll be snowed in for several more days. Could you have it delivered by air?
Wanna B Warm
My flight was cancelled. The airlines announced there'd be room on the next plane--tomorrow. All hotels in the area are booked; I'll have to sleep in the airport. I forgot to pack emergency overnight clothes in my carry-on. I'd like to ready a mystery since I won't be able to sleep--a long one.
Tra Pat Airport
The kids have been fighting all day. Just got them in bed. My wife won't be home from the ladies church retreat for two days. I'd like to read a thriller to pass the long nights.
I visited my mom in the nursing home the other night. I love spending time with her, but sometimes we run out of things to say. Sure would be nice to read her a book. Mom likes family stories that make her cry and laugh--not at the same time, of course. Perhaps something historical--I mean from when she was young?Signed,
I'm advancing in my career, quicker than my friends. Being a single adult has its advantages and disadvantages. If I had the cash, I'd go out with my friends every night. Until I find a money tree, I'd like to read a political intrigue series. I'm not easy to be pleased. Surprise me with your best.
I have a large chair near my fireplace, the perfect setting for reading a book. After the kids settle down in bed, I cuddle up in my chair with a cup of hot chocolate and a Christian romance novel. Unfortunately, I just finished the last book in my stack. I'd like something new with humor and suspense.
My heart is broken and my Kleenex box empty. I can barely write without drying another tear from this stationery. If only my life were different. I can't bare to go out of the house for fear of seeing--well, I won't burden you with the the details. I'd like to sit in my room and just read a good book. I like a story that shows people can be nice to each other.
These are a few of the letters chosen to be share with you today. Many more sit on our desk waiting to be open.
Press on to publication
Don't answer the door when Write R Block knocks
Ignore your cell when D. Feat calls
Readers are waiting.
So, which letter belongs to you, or what did your unopened letter say?