Today is the fifth day of the Write Tribe Festival of Words. Yesterday’s prompt was “write about a day in your (or someone else’s) life,” and today’s is ‘write a letter to someone.’
I’m going again with fiction today– this was a piece written in the form of a letter addressed to a father, a piece of flash published in the Outrider review, a magazine based out of the US.
It was written during a workshop led by author Suchen Christine Lim, many years ago, in a crowded library room filled with us, her eager fans. The prompt, of course, was to write a letter, but the letter that emerged on paper was a fictional one, which I think will one day become part of a novel. Here it is:
Do you read or write Flash Fiction? Ever written a piece based on prompts? Written in a workshop in a crowded room? What do you have to say about ‘I’ll be your father?’ What letter would you write, if asked to do so?
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