The Invitation

Hello Ms. Delaney,

I just wanted to say that I am grateful for what you did for Nate the other day. If you hadn’t been there when it happened, I don’t know what Nanny Alma would have done. I never realized how afraid she is at the sight of blood.

Anyways, Nate keeps asking if he can invite you over for dinner – it seems that he made you promise that you would one of these days? I think that he has a real crush on you. He is quite a discerning boy and rarely gravitates to people so quickly.  All he talks about is your “fancy” hair and your “twinkly” eyes  when you smile (his exact words).  And he keeps saying that he wants to go to Canada because of your stories about snowflakes, snowmen and winter storms.

So, we would like to invite you over for dinner whenever you have the time. Not only would I love to thank you with a home-cooked meal, but you would be doing me a favor since Nate will stop asking me everyday if you can come over.

I would have preferred to ask you in person but since we haven’t seen you in a few days, I am leaving you this note instead.

Looking forward to dinner with you,


©2015 Marquessa Matthews

Day 14: To Whom It May Concern (linked to Day 6) -Today’s Prompt: Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. (“Grateful” is the word that I came across on page 29 of the book I am reading). Today’s twist: write the post in the form of a letter.

Note to the reader: Grateful was the word on page 29 of the book I am reading. I couldn’t think of an idea so I used the word to write a scene related to Day 6. In this short letter, my intention was to have an undertone that Alejandro’s invitation is more than just to make his son happy…But it may be too short to convey that tone. What say you?


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