Dear Dee

Hello Dee or I should call you Wangero? Whatever.

I am writing this letter because I would like to know how you are doing. It has been a long time without knowing about you. Since mom passed away the last thing that I know about you is your address.

Well, there is a lot to tell you. I am married and I have started a program to learn to be a better reader and writer

At the beginning I was scared of people like mom said, but people are not bad… well some people. I feel like if mom was the one who made me or saw me like the scariest person in the world, and I understand her.

Sometimes the world could be rude and cruel for someone like me. However I do not feel resentment because my mom gave you great opportunities which I wish I could had. It feels strange and sad that mom tells us that she loves equal to both but she always treat both differently.

I remember when you came back I was excited because maybe you could help mom to understand that I could attend school, that people would not treat me differently just because my scars or convince her that I have to be brave in the eyes of society.

Sometimes I like to think that she loved me a lot and was trying to protect me but is healthier for me to think that she loves us according to what she thought was better.

However I would like to visit you one day and maybe have a cup of tea and talk about our lives. I almost forgot to tell you that I have always admired you.

Sincerely,

Maggie

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  1. Isaac 8 months ago

    Dear Abigael
    I am in love with your short story, “The Hardest Letter to Write” because it is very original and creative. I really like the idea of writing a letter. We had the chance to see what happened r the story. One line that stands out for me is, “Since mom passed away the last thing that I know about you is your address.” I think this line is so powerful because it made me feel so bad. I had this cold in back like if a bad story had been delivered to me and that is how I know that what I just read is good. Another line that stands out for me is, “It feels strange and sad that mom tells us that she loves equal to both but she always treats both differently.” I think this line is Ironic because it is true that mama also said that she likes her two daughters equally but yet one went to school and the other one didn’t.Your story reminds me of a story that I once read where the mother was treating the middle kid really because she says she was the curse of the family. Thanks for your story. I look forward to seeing what you make next. Keep on the good work I think the way you write is really powerful.

  2. Fatema 8 months ago

    Dear Abigail,

    I am delighted by your story ” The Hardest Letter to Write” because your it is very heroically.

    one line that stands out for me is, ”However I would like to visit you one day and maybe have a cup of tea and talk about our lives. I almost forgot to tell you that I have always admired you.” It shows how Maggie loves Dee despite what Dee thinks of her.

    Your story help me to understand the story very well and make me realize Maggie’s feelings. Also, still black people suffering and your story show their struggles.

    Thanks for your beautiful story “The Hardest Letter to Write”. I look forward to seeing what you make next.

  3. Hanna Salem 8 months ago

    Dear Abigail,
    I am impressed by the way you composite your letter “The hardest letter to write ” because it shows the awaiting reunion between Maggie and her sister. It also shows how Maggie has changed and improved her life.
    One line that stands out for me is “Hello Dee or I should call you Wangero? Whatever.” because it shows the disconnection between Maggie and her sister. Which reflects on creating the conflict between Maggie and her Sister. The lack of communication aspect between Maggie and her sister arise issues between them and helps to weaken the bonds and cohesion between them .
    That line astonished me “However I would like to visit you one day and maybe have a cup of tea and talk about our lives. I almost forgot to tell you that I have always admired you.” because it shows the dedication of Maggie to strengthen the bonds between her and her sister and also implies on how important the family is for Maggie.

    I loved reading you letter and i look forward to read more work from you.

  4. Aboubakar 8 months ago

    Dear Abigail
    I am hurt by, your letter, “The hardest Letter to Write,” because of the things that you wrote about your mom. Yeah, sometimes we kind of having the exact feeling but it is not the truth.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “It feels strange and sad that mom tells us that she loves equal to both but she always treats both differently.” I think this is nervous because a mom always loves her children whatever happened. You may feel like she does not love both of you yus equally, but it just because you want her to give you the same thing as she gave to your sister. Sometimes you have to set and thing why mom gave this thing to my sister and not to me? Is that thing good for me?
    Another sentence that I past tense verb was: “Since mom passed away the last thing that I know about you is your address.” This stood out for me because this is not the behavior of a sister. I don’t appreciate it. One reason I say this is because after your mom passed away, you guys should stay together as a family and support each other and not run away from each other. Another reason I disagree with you is that your sister should not be hart by you. On the contrary, you should get closer to her lean from her in order to get the same equal love as your sister from your mom.
    Have you seen this book name: the neckless? https://photos.state.gov/libraries/hochiminh/646441/vantt/The%20necklace.pdf I thought you might be interested in this because of reading it.
    Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

  5. Fatoumata 9 months ago

    Dear Abigail
    I am eager with your Letter “The Hardest Letter to Write” because I love how you used Maggie’s point of view to used the Letter and explain how she felt about her sister. And also the way that you bring the story in the future by including after the death of their mother. One that stands out for me is, “At the beginning I was scared of people like mom said, but people are not bad… well some people. I feel like if mom was the one who made me or saw me like the scariest person in the world, and I understand her.” I think this section is interesting because even though she faced a lost difficult things in her live she did not blame her mother. She try to understand why her mother did all this things to why she did not let her go to school or why she try to protected her. Another set of lines that stands out for me is, “ I am married and I have started a program to learn to be a better reader and writer.” I think this line is compelling because after her mother pass away she decided to learn how to read and write. This show that she gained confident in her self and started a new life with her husband. Your story helps me to understand never give up on the things you want to do. Therefore do not let people tell who you are and what you should do. Fallow you dream and your heart. Thanks for your story. I look forward to seeing what you make next. For your next story I would like to see Maggie and her sister meet.

  6. Aboubakar 10 months ago

    Dear Abigail
    I am hurt by, your letter, “The hardest Letter to Write,” because of the things that you wrote about your mom. Yeah, sometimes we kind of having the exact feeling but it is not the truth.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “It feels strange and sad that mom tells us that she loves equal to both but she always treats both differently.” I think this is nervous because a mom always loves her children whatever happened. You may feel like she does not love both of you yus equally, but it just because you want her to give you the same thing as she gave to your sister. Sometimes you have to set and thing why mom gave this thing to my sister and not to me? Is that thing good for me?
    Another sentence that I past tense verb was: “Since mom passed away the last thing that I know about you is your address.” This stood out for me because this is not the behavior of a sister. I don’t appreciate it. One reason I say this is because after your mom passed away, you guys should stay together as a family and support each other and not run away from each other. Another reason I disagree with you is that your sister should not be hart by you. On the contrary, you should get closer to her lean from her in order to get the same equal love as your sister from your mom.
    Have you seen this book name: the neckless? https://photos.state.gov/libraries/hochiminh/646441/vantt/The%20necklace.pdf I thought you might be interested in this because of reading it.
    Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

  7. El-Hossin 10 months ago

    Dear Abigail,

    I am inspired by your letter because it is very powerful and efficient in solving the conflict between Maggie and Dee.

    One paragraph that stands out for me, “However I would like to visit you one day and maybe have a cup of tea and talk about our lives. I almost forgot to tell you that I have always admired you.” I think these two lines are critical to your letter, because this key to solving the conflict between Dee and Maggie

    Your letter reminds me of my friend that I have not seen for decades, is this even true?

    Thanks for your letter. I look forward to seeing what you make next.

    Bas Bas

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