Letter to the Unknown

This has been a long time coming; ever since I initial wrote “Letter to the Unknown,” I’ve wanted to expand on it significantly. Again, like with the original, this one is quite a personal story to me. Will this go beyond the limits of a short story and expand into a novella or novel? Only time will tell. For now, though, I feel this is good where it’s at.

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Story, Dennis, Zach, and any other characters featured in this story are © yours truly

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and brands are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner.

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Letter to the Unknown

This was originally part of the 100 Themes Challenge that I stopped doing due to college starting up at the time. Lately however, I decided to look back on my entries for it and see which ones I could polish up. This is one of them.

Also, this story is the most reflective I’ve gotten in my fiction writing; there are quite a few parallels between what’s contained here and my own life.

Marked “Mature” due to a slur, even though it was used sarcastically.


“It’s been twenty years,” Zach thought to himself. He lied there in his briefs on his bed on a lazy Saturday morning. He was in that state of waking up where you would be wide awake, but you didn’t want to get out of bed just yet. “It’s been twenty years since he left me…since he left us.” Continue reading