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Paper wrapped lies

by Jennings Alverson | Score: 2200

The letter says many things. It says apologies, it says excuses, and she doesn't listen to any of them. There's a little card in the back, that only reads empty words and promises she is sure this person will never complete.

The orphanage is a nice place, a bit barren and the other children are too loud, but she doesn't mind it that much. Usually, that is. But with this heavy letter in her hands, sitting inside a package that contains some toys she will never use, it feels stifling and dark.

"We can repair this, we can fix it," one of the lines says.

It is a lie, because there's nothing to fix, nothing to repair. She wonders what this person is thinking, sending her lies wrapped in pretty paper.

There's something in the air, something that makes it hard to breathe. She is aware of the orphanage lady that's telling her to breathe, to calm down, yet calming down seems like the hardest thing.

She doesn't want anything to do with this person, not anymore. So she tells the lady.

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Prop Include a card
Words Reach 50 words
Event A package is delivered
Location An orphanage
Words Reach 100 words
Sentence "We can repair this."
Letter Use the letter P

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