This post is a themed writing project challenge taken from Jenny Matlock over at off on my tangent.
Jenny says we can use UP to 100 words to tell a story. It can be fact or fiction. Jenny posts a few words, a prompt that we work from. This weeks prompt is in bold italics.
She lifted the stack of letters from the ancient chest, her weathered hands caressing each one.
“This one is from Mr. Morris” she said “and this one from Mr. Sanders”.
“Marry me Tillie” appeared to the common theme.
Declarations of love and adoration, kept for over half a century.
“And you didn't take, not a one of them, up on their offer??” I teased the old spinster.
Tillie hesitated before she passed the last letter.
She opened it carefully, pressed it to her heart, then to her lips.
She mouthed the words I read aloud.
A heartfelt declaration of love and adoration.
It was signed,
I love you,