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Dear Ellary,
I haven't seen you in a while so I figured it'd be a good idea to leave this letter in your locker. I'm not sure if you've been absent, or whatever, but like, I miss you. You probably know that already. I just, like, think we left things on bad terms the last time we talked and I want to make things better between us. I know, I know, I know, I freaked out a little but, like, can you blame me? I never thought that you would do.. I mean, this would happen to me. Not even in like, my worst nightmare. Geez, I can feel myself getting worked up again... I'm sorry, El. But is it even true? Did that really happen? I'm still in disbelief. I wake up every morning and, like, I have to remind myself that I exist in a world where someone I love could break me so easily. I still, like, I don't know, I still don't want to believe that this is true. Even if it is... I still want to, you know, be friends. I know you said that you didn't think it was possible but, like, I promise, El. I can turn those feelings off, I swear. I can't lose you, like, you're the one of the best people I've ever met in my life... I'll always love you, El.
Yours forever,
@jordanhamilton, Thanks so much! I felt like I had to try to capture a letter written by a high-schooler and most times -- at least in my experience -- they never know what they want to say. They end things short, quick, and sometimes they fall short of what they're trying to say to someone. I'm really glad it resonated with you!
oh man, this is heart-wrenching. I like the voice of eddie in this work, I think that's the strongest part of the piece. on a side note, though, I think Eddie+Ellary would have a strange couple name. Eldie? Eddary?
yes, it was amazing! def took me back to those days when I used to pass letters back and forth in high school. oh, the memories! I used to be the Eddie in most situations, haha. so I def feel him on so many levels.
So, I literally didn't want this letter to end. It definitely took me to an entirely different place and time. I think it was a place in my past life I needed to revisit.
@VinMcCarthy I kind of like Eldie, hahaha. maybe we'll see more of Eddie and his teen years in the future