A Love Letter
By Leanne Dyck
We have always had a special relationship. When we meet, you wooed me with your clever tricks. You were never the same way twice. Sometimes your “b” looked like a “d”. Sometimes your “p” looked like a “q”. I was surprised to hear that you didn’t entertain everyone in this manner.
Later our relationship grew, and I learned that you could be collected into a group. I was informed that this group was read as a word.
Ah, how your words danced before my eyes. Sometimes “w-a-s” danced. How it waltzed! How it jigged! How it jived! Watch it now as it twists into “s-a-w”. Amazing! Thrilling!
Your behavior does make our relationship challenging.
Words dance before my eyes…unclaimed. Sometimes I am forced to guess at your intent. You are always a puzzle, a surprise. You intrigue me. You entertain me. You embarrass me.
Do you remember the time I was reading you to a group of children? I thought we were having a merry old time until one of the children stopped me. It seems you had fooled me yet again, but you hadn’t fooled the child.
Perhaps it was my fault. So what if your relationship with others is easier and more harmonious?
Whatever the case, it was long ago, and I have forgiven you.
My passion for you grows stronger every day.
Leanne Dyck is a women's fiction author. Her stories are about strong women and the challenges they face. Leanne's writing has been published in several periodicals, including Island Writer literary journal. Her most recent book, The Sweater Curse, is a knitting-themed thriller. To learn more about Leanne, visit her website.