Listen To Your Aunt Meg

ElshaHawk LoA

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I handed my coupon to the receptionist who showed me to a room. I'd never visited a spa and was grateful for the privacy to undress and don the fluffy white towel that barely covered my vulnerability for the next 2 hours.

Dear Janey

I entered the sauna and tried to relax. This was my getaway. Stop thinking about the kids, the chores, the checklist.

This letter includes a coupon to Tranquility Spa. Use it.

When I felt calm, I went back to my room and laid on the massage table. Soon a worker came in but I was too embarrassed to look. My muscles were tense and did not take a liking to the pressure.

Stress is what has weakened my heart. Do not let it eat you up, too.

I relaxed into the lavender scented hands drawing tension from within. I began to cry.

Love, Aunt Meg

Meg always took care of me. Her last letter was a plea and a command. I missed her so much.

I lay there long after the masseuse left. My mourning clothes waited for me on the chair.

I left them there.

Meg always hated black.


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Comments (4 so far!)

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You've managed to develop not one, but two characters, and a complex relationship, all in a very short amount of text.

I'm trying to study your endings, because they always tie up your stories so nicely.

I also really like how you've layered the text of the letter and the narration of the spa moment. The pacing is just right.

  • #1730 Posted 3 years ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

<3 That's the best comment ever!

  • #1734 Posted 3 years ago
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Mighty-Joe Young LOA

Mighty-Joe Young LOA

Wait did she walk out the spa naked?

  • #1751 Posted 3 years ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Maybe in her underthings...

  • #1752 Posted 3 years ago
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