This month's challenge was definitely different for me. I've tried similar stuff before, but I thought that instead of the writer of the letter actually telling a story I'd try to do it with the letters themselves actually telling the story. Or actually, I kind of did it more like emails/texts.... Modern era, haha!
I'm not sure how I did, and I have to admit it wasn't my favorite challenge, but it was good practice.
The note says that you're not coming back, and that you don't want to ever see me or Mom and Dad again. I don't believe it. I'm waiting for you, and I expect you to be ready this fall for football. Please reply, or just come home.
Your best friend and brother,
You really need to wake up to reality and get back here. Football season is coming closer, and you need to get in shape! Besides, it's boring playing by myself. And I know you've seen the message, because it says it was "read".
I really mean it. You can't just stay away forever. There's things to do, places to go! Mom and Dad need you back, and I'm tired of not having my best friend around.
you gotta come back you can't just keep away so long i need you youre my best friend come back come back come back!!!
i'm sorry if i said mean things to you before. really. It's my fualt you left because i wouldn't give you my bank savings i know btu maybe you can give me another chance. i'm not a goody two shoes i just didn't want you to leave, and stealing dad's money in place of me giving you mine was the worst. but I just want you back, i don't care what you did. and Mom and dad will give you another chance too.
Sometimes you almost can't believe the things that happen. You actually wrote me back this last time! But it wasn't what I wanted to hear. I don't think you really are that much in love with your new life as you say. And I certainly don't believe that you're actually living it up as much as you say. I don't think you stole even enough money for that.
I'm so tired of everything you're doing. The dog ran away last night so I was out looking for him late, and found you--working night shift flipping burgers. You looked homeless. When are you going to stop acting so foolish and just give up that run-away business. My patience with you is almost running out. But Dad and Mom's hasn't so you better come back now while they still are ready to forgive you.
So you came back. And what did Dad do? Took you to get a haircut, some new clothes, a good job, and is letting you borrow the car--we had lasagna and ice cream in celebration of your return. But nobody ever makes my favorite food like Mom did for you and I never even made her cry like you did when you ran away! It's not fair! I wanted you to come back, but you failed me. You didn't come early enough for football. I've had to work so hard to make Mom and Dad as happy as possible while they worried their heads off over you. You treated me like dirt instead of your brother.
Your (previous) best friend,
I have been thoroughly humiliated and want to ask you to delete the last message. Apparently I forgot the prodigal son story. The fatted calf was your lasagna, but I've decided that I can't hold grudges against you. I'm sorry. Welcome home.
Your brother and best friend,
Well, that's that! I don't think I like it a whole lot this month, but you know, those kind of stories you don't care for are bound to happen at some point or another and they're still good practice! :)
Hope you have a lovely day!