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Letters for #StaD May Day Twenty-Six

Hello there, and welcome to my Story a Day May “Show My Work” post! This is where I give you a sneak peek into how I’m creating two (very short, and very different) stories, every day this May. Yep, that’s right; less than 24 hours from my first reading of the prompt to a committed story, even if I’m not quite that fast at posting them!

Ready to read?

Well then, what are we waiting for?

Story A Day May 26’s prompt is from StoryADay creator Julie Duffy.

The Prompt:

  • Write a story in the form of a series of letters.

Main Project Premise:

  • Marilyn writes letters in her head.

Fleshing Out the Premise:

  • Sometimes, when she’s on the nod, Marilyn writes amazing letters – but that’s no time to try to hold a pen or write anything. So she composes them in her head, and releases them with her dreams.

My Favorite Bit of Lousy Mother

Dear Mom,

It’s almost a joke to call you that. You’ve never been a mother to me, at least, not as far back as I can remember. Want to know something funny? I mean, snort-milk-out-your-nose-while-eating-freshly-baked-chocolate-chip-cookies funny?

Side Project Premise:

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

  • T’Pol considers a letter left unfinished, and the consequences of various potential endings.

Fleshing Out the Premise:

  • T’Pol considers the letter from Soval – is there some message contained within it? – and her own unfinished letter to him. There are potential consequences to all potential endings, for herself, and possibly for her human distraction – but by what logic can she explain this certainty?

Word List:


  • slumberous

kitndavj :

  • Manifold

  • Conical

  • Vacuum

  • Antidote

  • Kaleidescope

  • Strange

  • Serenity

  • Intercede

  • illicit

  • Succession

  • degradation

  • forbidden

  • recommend

Favorite Bit from The Letter, Unfinished: 

Slumberous serenity eluded her. The letter, unfinished, still waited. Logically, she must intercede. Her illicit acts had caused a degradation of his circumstances. Actions don’t occur in vacuum; a succession of consequences evolved from her forbidden presence in his life; a conical progression of manifold possibilities. From his mind, a strange image: a kaleidoscope of potential.

To see the drabbles in sequence, as they post, visit my page! 

And, if you’d like to learn more about Julie Duffy  and Story A Day May, click the links and learn away!


I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

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