Dear Katie

BY FRANK A. DOMENICHELLA III

Dear Katie,

I'm starting this diary for you little one. I've never had much success in writing one, however one day my attempt with this one will be met with success.

Gypsy Eyes

BY DAVE MARTIN

She makes the ocean split itself apart

She makes time rewind back to the start

She shines brighter than any work of art

She pulls the strings right to my heart

Dear Einar

BY BETA

Dear Einar,

I should have asked the night before I left, but I have to know. Why do you have a dentist's chair in your living room? Of course it was hard to see it under all your boxes and papers and records, but it's also pretty hard to miss.

Frank's Letter to Greta

BY FRANK MORGAN

Dear Gretta,

Till am your sweet letter to-night sure was glad to hear from you, it has seemed like ages since I have heard from you, dearest ever letter that I get from you it sure makes me home-sick to be back home and with you, but it won't be long till I will be there.

Hey Topo

BY FRANK A. DOMENICHELLA III

Hey Topo,

I heard from Mommy that you were looking around for me today. If I'm not with you physically, then I'm certainly with you mentally. Besides your Mother, Teddy and Smokey, you are the only other thing most precious to me.

Never Forget You Are Loved

BY MONALEE MACHADO

Dear Monalee,

I haven't gotten your letter yet, but man I wonder how you're doing on NGA, When I went home last weekend I was like ... Monalee ... :( My home wasn't the same without you. Nevertheless, I hope you're not missing us too much out there and are enjoying this new experience.

Theoretical Text Message

BY VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORS

The first thing I saw today was a text message and a tweet on my phone. The text was from my friend Briana asking me to catch up and my tweet was from my roommate, Ali. The text read, "Help Me!!!"

Olive Branch

Dear Mom,

Because of you, this time of year brings so much joy to me. Only a mother as wonderful as you can create happiness in whatever you say and do.

Très Chère Elise

Très chère Elise,

J'espère que des quelques ouvrages nourrisent ta grande curiosté intellectuelle. Difficile pour moi de choisir dans la fortitude d'ouvrages de Derrida.

Reply to a Suicide Letter

BY ELISE TAKEHANA

To the voyeur,

V, you like to watch the world and its people bathe in feeling. We’re the blip in a wide universe, the cosmic accident only there because you want to peer into bitten hearts, into empty lives reflected in the TV screen, the iPhone screen.

If a Typewriter Were a Magic Lamp

BY ROBERT HARRIS

oiley:

if a typewriter were a magic lamp than perhaps STYLE, like a genie, would rise up from the keys sooner or later. I have been writing very much: an essay, a book (one chapter finished, and it will be collage of 1/3 essay, 1/3 novel, 1/3 journalism) and a short story that begins with the line

You Will Always Be My Little Girl

BY FRANK A. DOMENICHELLA III

Well, my little girl is all grown up and is not in college. She may be 18 years old, but she has a lot to learn. Come lessons will be easy and others will be hard. But they will serve a purpose.

A Letter to a Friend

BY TORREY WANG

Dear Friend,

How are you? I’m feeling great. I’m invigorated! I am happy to tell you that I have found a new purpose in life. Yes, I was feeling down before, but after that event, I feel much better now. Heh heh… I’m shining with glory!

It's Not You, It's Me

BY SHAWNA GENTILE

I'm not going to lie to you ..i sat at home all night alone doing nothing. I just needed time alone. I've been wanting to talk to you, I've been needing to talk to you. I'm not ready for this. I know i had said that before , you had asked how long and i said i don't know.

To John

BY AINSLEY CARMAN

May 1942

When I think of you,

I constantly find myself transfixed

by the dance of the water upon the shore

 

I Know You

By Daniel C. Hein

Dear ______,

It’s been a while. Two months, I think? I know we parted rather bitterly, however long ago it was. I’m writing you, now, to apologize.