Preview: An open letter to the likely POTUS 45 voters in my circle

Posted: September 18, 2020 in novel, toil & sound, creative writing, short fiction, writing life

Here is an excerpt from an open letter I am drafting; I intend to release it within the next couple weeks. Some of you may think I am wasting my time writing a letter like this. I welcome your insights. In the meantime:

I write this letter to you as a person you have shared birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and holidays with, a person you grew up with, a person you sponsored during Confirmation into the Catholic Church, a person who navigated Korean culture with you, a person who partied with you and swam laps with you in high school. I write as a person who has exchanged travel stories with you. I write as a person who has exchanged stories with you about first loves and heartbreaks.

I write this as a man who is forever grateful to the adopted rural-suburban Wisconsin family for the way you welcomed me into your family more than a decade ago. […]

Suffice it to say, I write this letter to you because you have played a part in my life, and/or you have given me perspective, and/or you were a close friend in lifetimes past, or you play an important role in my life now.

Kewaskum, WI (circa 2012)

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