Saturday, March 13, 2010

A complete and heartfelt letter in one sentence

Present Letter is the name of my friend, Lynn Obermoeller's new blog. Please stop by and see what a writer can accomplish with one sentence -a complete, heartfelt letter to her deceased mother accompanied by a photo and beautiful sketch done by her daughter. Please welcome her at

See if you can do it; write a sentence that could be perceived as a complete letter. I used to be so guilty of ten page letters. Brevity is an art. Here is mine:

Dear Tracey,
I am happy that you met Dave and have finally stopped searching Ebay nightly for Henry, your favorite childhood warm fuzzy and much-loved stuffed animal.

Hugs and Kisses,

Readers, Will you send me one?


Lynn said...

Dear Linda,

You are such an inspiration - we need more like you!

Love, Lynn

Susan said...

Dear Linda: One of the best parts of my life has been discovering blogland and meeting great people, particularly writers, like yourself! Sincerely, Susan (P.S. Can that be perceived as a complete letter?)

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, Such a lovely "letter", and I feel the same way!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Dear Linda: I think of you as my "blogger beach buddy" and enjoy your visits to my blog almost as much as I enjoy my visits to yours. God bless, Lisa.

K9friend said...

Dear Linda,

I lost an hour of sleep last night, so my brain is on vacation until tomorrow!

Linda O'Connell said...

Lisa, I echo your sentence, uh, I mean sentiments.

Pat, You are forgiven. I feel the same way when we "fall back". Love the spring forward though. It gives me more time in the evening to be outdoors.

Beth M. Wood said...

Dear Linda,

I have grandiose dreams that I'm not quite ready to reach, but I'm so grateful for your constant encouragement to go ahead and stand on my tip toes.


Linda O'Connell said...

Beth, keep stretching; you will attain those dreams one day.