Remember when people wrote letters, on paper?
Remember when people wrote letters, on paper, instead of sending email, instant messages or Tweets?
As an experiment, I will write a letter to anyone who asks. You will receive a letter composed for you, by me, about something or other that is not illegal or rude. It will be typed on a typewriter (Underwood Champion manual portable, circa 1950, or IBM Selectric III, circa 1981). It will bear an interesting postmark.
Naturally, the letter to you is completely FREE, except you supply the postage stamp. You may receive a carbon copy rather than the typed original, I haven’t decided. Life is uncertain too.
For the price of a first class stamp, you get my undivided attention for a few minutes, and a view into the tangled mess that make up my thoughts, be that prose, poetry, a shopping list or maybe the weather.
Do you have what it takes to request a letter from a stranger? True, it may become a collectors item, but what do you care?
This exciting (?) offer is for addresses in the United States (naturally including US Military addresses). Sorry, Rest of the World. I realize this really sucks. Maybe we’ll figure something out a bit later.
This offer is made WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. Your mileage may vary. Things may be closer than they appear.
Who will be first? Send me an email at rjeffries @ gmail.com with the subject LETTER PROJECT.