Writing 101 Day Five: Be Brief
You discover a letter on a path that affects you deeply. Today, write about this encounter. And your twist? Be as succinct as possible.
I heard a knock at the door and then running feet. Someone had pushed a note under the door. The note was addressed to “Babe.”
My curiosity took over and I couldn’t resist reading the note: “I should have told you this a long time ago. My HIV test results came back and I’m…” The word is unreadable due to smudged ink.
My heart begins to beat fast! Who is this note for? I have two roommates and at one time or another our boyfriends have called us “Babe.”
I quickly dial my boyfriend’s number and receive his voice mail. Oh, I forgot he’s in his big meeting today about his scholarship. I text him – CALL ME ASAP! I text my roommates 911 – COME HOME NOW!