What would you do if you received a letter from a stranger? Today, write about it. Keep reading to see today’s full writing prompt, A LetterfFrom a Stranger, and my completed version of it.

Today’s Writing Prompt: A Letter from A Stranger

Today, write about a character who receives a letter from a stranger. How do they react and what do they do? Write from the first-person point of view.

Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

A Letter from a Stranger, by K.E. Creighton

I was sipping my coffee and scrolling through my social media feed when I heard a light tap on the front door to my apartment. But I was so enamored with the cat dancing in circles on my screen that I didn’t get up right away to answer it. Eventually I decided it was nothing and forgot all about the knock and got ready to leave. Today I was meeting some friends for one of our bi-weekly brunches.

When I opened the door to leave, I saw an envelope on my doormat. It had my name on it, so I opened it. Inside was a handwritten letter from someone named Marc Wilson. Who was Marc Wilson? Did I know a Marc Wilson?

In the one-page letter, Marc Wilson said he wanted to meet me later tonight in the courtyard of my apartment building. And that he just had to meet me because he had been watching me for a few weeks and was intrigued by me, but “not in a creepy way, I promise– hahaha,” according to the letter.

At brunch, my friends were no help because they couldn’t agree on anything. Denise said he had to be a stalker-murderer and to avoid the courtyard for eternity now, maybe even move. Shana told Denise she was jaded and watched too much true crime and that I should definitely see who this person is but to bring a friend with me, her, naturally. And Rylie and Lily just shrugged their shoulders and agreed with both Denise and Shana.

I made them all come with me to the courtyard that night. And it turned out, Marc Wilson …

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt

This is a fun writing prompt to complete if you want to write something mysterious, romantic, or both. With this writing prompt, your writing really could go either way. I suppose it depends on whether you think something mysterious can also be romantic. Personally, I love reading mysteries, but am wary of them in my own life. No thanks! Originally, I wanted to go in a romantic direction with my writing for this prompt. But I ended up leaving it mysterious in the end. Pick up where my writing left off today if you wish. Who is Marc Wilson and what happens when everyone meets in the courtyard? Is it a tragic, comedic, or heartfelt encounter?

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