My THEME for the A to Z challenge 2017 is an ongoing speculative fiction story featuring telepathy.
Each letter post is titled and inspired by a commonly misused word or phrase.
The story started with All Intents and Purposes.
Another fifteen minutes for honest writing. Maybe it was thinking about what he’d go back and change. Or maybe he had planned it out long ago. Either way, in Monday’s English class, Mr. Bennett says our journal writing prompt is to write a letter to our five-year-old selves.
I hold the pen with the sticker of the fat cat to the page. Words I shouldn’t write flow out.
It’s not normal to hear what people are thinking. Also, try not to look when they picture themselves naked. If mom and dad drink their weird juice at dinner, tune them out all night. Oh, wait, you don’t know how to do that yet. Sorry, little me, I can’t undo that one. Don’t let it faze you too much. But, also, don’t talk about it at school the next day when there are two rabbits outside the window repeating the action. The parent-teacher conference after that is a nightmare.
Have you ever written a letter to your five-year-old self?
Mr. Bennett looks up from his desk. You’re supposed to be writing, Anah.
We’re telepaths, not time travelers. I can’t make a difference in the life of my younger self. The best I can do is try not to get discovered by the task force now or in the future.
I write nonsense over my words before scribbling the entry out. I’ll have to burn this page later.
Have you ever written a letter to your younger self?
by J Lenni Dorner
Reference and Speculative Fiction Author
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Name: Anah https://t.co/0nNwG8a8sW
1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration recorded 367 babies named Anah in the USA. All girls.
— J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) April 6, 2017