Is He In There?

After moving to a new town, I bicycled around to get to know it. About a mile in, I noticed a balled-up envelope with a piece of paper sticking out. It had a crayoned picture of a heart on it.

Hi daddy.

I miss you. We got a cat in backyard. She lets me rub her feet. Do ya have a cat where you are, in prisno?

When are you coming home? Grandma thinks you should rot for what you did to mommy, she says. But I want you home. And is mommy with you? Can she come home,too?

I hav to go, daddy. I love you.



Looking up, I realized I was outside the federal penitentiary.


*Written for Writing 101 Day #5 Assignment: You discover a letter on a path that affects you deeply. Today, write about this encounter. And your twist? Be as succinct as possible. Writing 101

4 thoughts on “Is He In There?

  1. this was brilliant.i cant think of mine still!!when i see this imagination and writing,i all the more want to find my post for today but i cant.i dont know who,where or how id find a letter.
    but this one.this is great.

    1. Thank you! I’ve never written a story like this before and I was afraid it would fall short, but it doesn’t sound like it did!

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