For today’s writing prompt, you’ll be traveling to Antarctica. Keep reading to see today’s full writing prompt and my completed version of it: From Antarctica.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Greetings from Antarctica
Today, write a traditional letter from Antarctica. Start the letter with “Dear” and end it with “Sincerely.”
Include some pros and cons of being in Antarctica in the letter. And allude to why the sender of the letter is in Antarctica. Perhaps the sender of the letter is you? Perhaps not? Write at least four paragraphs in the letter.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
From Antarctica, by K.E. Creighton
The days have been long here— both literally and metaphorically. It’s so odd being in a place where the sun doesn’t set but it’s always cold. Everything seems so alive, yet so still. It’s so gorgeous here, and humbling. I can’t wait to show you some of my personal snapshots.
I never imagined I would be one of the few they would send here when I joined the team over a decade ago. Sure, I’m ecstatic to be here, of course, but I wish I was able to be there with you and Heather. Believe it or not, I wish I was there to endure her developing teenage angst. The first year of high school is a big deal and I regret missing her first day. I do hope to make it home for Christmas. We’ll see. Things here are intense.
The other day we were recording our usual observations when we heard thunder. Or we thought we did. We knew it was different because we actually felt it underneath our feet, this rumbling. It was terrifying. Then, when we looked ahead of us, we saw a gigantic piece of a glacier break off and start floating away in the near distance. It seemed quick at the time but probably lasted over ten minutes.
Some of the seals on the glacier slipped into the water. Many of them made blood-curdling sounds. We’re still trying to determine if there were any fatalities. Or if they were all able to escape.
I don’t want you to worry. Here I’m not in any more danger than the people on the rest of the planet, truly. I just want you to be aware so you can help spread the word. As you know, it will be quite a while before our research is published and shared. So, I’ll rely on you to write a piece as soon as you can for this month’s spread. You’ll see preliminary findings and ongoing research in the attached file.
I wish I could see your face right now. Write back as soon as you can.
Sincerely, your loving and admiring wife.