Remembering, by anonymous

Dear husband,

I still can smell the lingering scent of white orchids and roses in the air when I close my eyes and picture seeing you standing in your white tuxedo across that little wooden bridge where I would be joining you soon, to become your wife. You were so handsome, standing tall and proud, your hands clasped together in front of you. I remember giggling, thinking how you looked nervous, and how very out of character that was for you. A shuffle of your feet, you reached up to tug at your collar. I’m certain that even from the distance where I stood, I could hear you clear your throat slightly.

My dress was probably the most grown up and beautiful thing I had ever worn. I was only 18 years old, but I felt like a fully grown woman standing there waiting to walk to you. Looking back in the years that passed since then, I know I was nowhere near fully grown back then. (more…)

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Outside Letters

I knew when we started Unsent Letters there would be some great letters submitted, and I had hoped others would blog about the site and the blog and send more readers this way, to share in the human experience.

I never actually expected to see other Unsent Letters on blogs prompted by letters read here though… but that’s what’s starting to happen.

Today, I want to highlight another blog, where the author read a post here, left a comment, and wrote an Unsent Letter on his blog. It’s a shame he didn’t submit it to this blog, because I would have definitely paid him for it.

He posted it as a comment on Susan Sosbe’s Unsent Letters called: To His Ex Wife.

I think it really would have been a better fit to the anonymous letter called: To His Wife, which was a highly controversial letter when it was posted. If you haven’t read and commented on this letter, you might want to read it first, before you read the letter I’m about to link to.

Anyway, I read the letter when the comment was posted, and I actually enjoyed it so much I read it to a few friends of mine too. Now, I’m going to share it with all of you.

It’s called: A Letter to the “Other” Woman From a Married Man

It’s definitely worth reading, for any woman or man, but mostly, it’s something anyone who is, is contemplating, or has ever been the ‘other’ woman should read, from a male perspective. The only thing I can complain about with this is that the author didn’t submit it to me so I could pay him for it and include it in the book!

Enjoy the read… leave a comment on his site or one here, but be nice and let him know you were sent by Unsent Letters!

Love and stuff,

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But I Do, by Anonymous

To the man who let her go:

You don’t know me. To be perfectly honest, I don’t know you either, but I know of you. I also know your type. I also know and love someone you once claimed to love too. I suppose we have that in common, but that’s where the sameness ends. The biggest difference between us: I am smart enough to see that which was right in front of you and you neglected and abused.

How you could you look into her eyes and not see the love shining back at you? How could you look at that beautiful, soft face and not feel the desire to want to hold her, love her, touch her?

I don’t understand why you kept her at arm’s length. I don’t understand how you missed all the beauty both inside and outside of and around her.

She healed you inside. I know you felt it. I know you felt her healing touch, her love. I know you craved that from her. I crave it too, but I appreciate it, nurture it, treat it like the precious thing it is. (more…)

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Twin Trinity Media / Accentuate Services

TEXAS, USA – July 3, 2009 Twin Trinity Media, part of the Accentuate FAMILY of Author Services, announces the Accentuate Writers Anthology Elements of the Soul has gone to print and will be released late this summer. The collection of short stories and poems is a compilation of the winners of the Accentuate Writers Short Story Anthology and Poetry Contest that took place in 2008. Writers braved tough competition to vie for a place in the anthology, a royalty contract, cash and merchandise prizes.

The stories and poems in Elements of the Soul were written on four themes: “Fire & Ice”, “Winds of Change”, “April Showers” and “Summer Heat”. Contestants’ submissions were judged on use of theme, adherence to submission guidelines and quality of the story and writing. In addition to the contest winners’ stories, two authors were included in the anthology as Editor’s Picks and received royalty contracts.

The Accentuate Writers Short Story Anthology and Poetry Contest, now in its second year, gives writers an opportunity to obtain critiques, a chance to win cash and merchandise prizes, and a publishing contract. Anyone is eligible to enter the contests for a small fee, but only the best work rises to the top and is included in the Accentuate Writers Anthology. (more…)

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