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Love Letters | Love Letters

bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Nov.22.2012
Part of being a celebrity is keeping things neat and tidy. Before you know it, your old love letters turn up. Soon someone says, picking up a present from under Christmas tree: ‘Good heavens, what’s this?’ The reply is fumbled: ‘Darling, I’ve bought you Mick Jagger’s love letters.’ Those letters...
fran-johns's picture
Jul.12.2012
“My dearly beloved Helen,” the letters would begin, or, “Beloved over all else – ” with a grand flourish. They would usually end with a few sentences in Portugese, the language of their romance, and then something like “I count the hours until once again with you – ” or “With all the adoration of...
bernadette-moyer's picture
Jul.10.2012
"My Dearest Bernadette" ... I Found A Love Letter Yesterday by Bernadette A. Moyer It was written in 1979 and it was from my first husband Randy. He is the only man that I ever conceived a child with and he died in 1983 when our child was just two years old. I am struck by how...
tara-bradford's picture
Jul.07.2012
Inspired by the prompt "Blog about the old letters and photos in your attic."   I no longer have the letters. But I can't forget his elegant handwriting in green ink on thick cream-coloured vellum. Those 8-to-12-page missives were eagerly awaited, in between phone calls from that faraway land...
jennifer-niven's picture
Nov.11.2011
I was the only grandchild on my dad's side.  These were the things I knew about my grandparents (two of my very favorite people ever):  Cleo, my grandmama, loved to take me shopping for clothes and Barbies.  She was straightforward and honest and statuesque--she always had a...
jolina-petersheim's picture
Aug.02.2011
Folding the letter along the creases, I placed it in the envelope and slipped it into the back pocket of my jeans. Then, as if in a trance, I walked off the deck, across the grass, and climbed the wobbly barbed wire fence into Joel Hershel’s property. I paced back and forth over that windblown...
joanne-valin's picture
Jul.05.2011
If you have read VS Naipaul’s recent interview posted in The Guardian, you are aware and likely perplexed, annoyed, outraged or amused by his banal comments regarding women writers, their lack of mastery in the home and in the world of letters, and the sentimental “feminine tosh” they inevitably...
kate-marshall's picture
Dec.01.2009
I'm not a good lover.  In fact I'm very bad lover, but not in the Mae West way.  I'm talking about my ability to make my S.O. feel loved, not the ability to please him in bed (we can talk about that another day).  One year I made my own helper, a fill-in-the-blank journal that I then filled in and...
mary-wilkinson's picture
May.05.2009
I guess I am down to the bare bones of it. No more excuses now that the new writing desk is in place. I spent the last six days trying to find a suitable one. It could only be three feet wide and I wanted something simple and understated. I wanted something to suit my writing. I drove around today...