FFfAW – The Letter

Dear Mother,

I have arrived in India and will begin my journey to see the world. Our first stop was in a small village with only about 400 residents (and I think that included the goats). I was greeted by a lovely couple who are also from America, Anna and Ross. They invited us to stay in their home and cooked us a wonderful meal. I do love Indian food!

I have fallen in love with one of the young men who is on this journey with me. His name is Peter and we are getting married tomorrow. Don't worry mother, you would love him!

Your Loving Daughter,


Thank you Louise with The Storyteller's Abode for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 109 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words in which we use to create our fictional stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read the other submissions for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:



102 thoughts on “FFfAW – The Letter

  1. OH my what a shocking letter to receive πŸ™‚ It goes great with the picture, good job. Of course I wonder how poised the Mom really is after reading about her daughter getting married!

  2. Great work PJ… this letter revives the colonial British era when several English families had to move to India. Several love stories got created as the races intermingledπŸ˜€. Absolutely wonderful post!

      • Thank you for remembering me PJ. This story revives history so well. In those days, American families would come over to India to meet their British acquaintances, sometimes they would find their match! This lady and the situation you created is straight from history. Kudos to you!

  3. Hopefully she’ll love him as much as her daughter does! Sounds like quite the whirlwind romance – I hope the poor woman doesn’t have a heart condition!
    My contribution all scheduled for tomorrow – and I’ll remember to add myself to the blue froggy thing this time πŸ™‚

  4. Haha surprise Mom. A month or more later when Mom reads the letter. I wonder what culture the daughters guy is. It doesn’t matter to her but to parents in certain eras it might make Mom faint.
    Great write PJ πŸ™‚

  5. For a young lady of that time, to simply inform her mother she was to be married would be positively shocking – particularly with such haste (which would cause a few raised eyebrows!), I love the way you’ve done that, PJ, and left us to interpret how the mom would react to the news. The romance sounds delightful to me and I love the character of Emma. She certainly knows her own mind.

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