Letters Never Sent (Part 1)

I hear virtual reality is a naturally occurring state. Drafting new posts in time for Friday due dates is another kettle of fish! Busy week but have forthcoming all-new post in the hopper. Here’s a golden oldie.

Completely in the Dark

This is the first of a two-part post.

Saturday, July 23, 2011 9:14 a.m.

Got your letter yesterday. Well, actually, your letters. All eleven of them.

I studied them in a way I hadn’t before: listing them by the date written, reading your diaries to learn about what was going on in your life then, and thinking about why you wrote them to me at all. But of course you addressed them to the “future Michael S. Maupin,” so I knew they were meant for me, even though they were never sent. Except for the last letter.

By the way, it’s finally 2011. Yep, this is the December we find space aliens in Santa’s bag. Thought you’d be all excited about that.

At 9:37 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 9, 1973, you wrote your first letter to me. You said you’d been thinking about it for a while (I…

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~ by completelyinthedark on April 21, 2017.

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