Bossy has been blogging since 1966. She struggled with the technology for the first few decades, but that issue resolved when they invented the Internet.
Before the Internet, her blog posts were contained within emails sent several times a day to a list of sitting ducks friends.
And before that, her blog posts lived inside letters. Lots and lots of letters.
A few days ago, Bossy’s husband was emptying the attic of a million storage boxes. Don’t. Be. Too. Impressed. He was looking for evidence of mice. When what should appear among the cartons of ornaments and plastic containers of old sweaters but an enormous shopping bag, jammed with letters written to Bossy.
And not just letters written to Bossy, but letters divided by individual author, each stack tied with its own fabric ribbon. Be. Very. Impressed.
Most of the letters date back to the late 80s and early 90s and are from a few different girlfriends throughout Bossy’s life. Bossy hasn’t had time to reread the letters, but she immediately emailed her friend Suzy and asked Suzy if she would like her letters back.
And you know what readers reader? Suzy couldn’t decide. She wasn’t sure if she wanted a reminder of who she was and what she was doing approximately twenty years ago. This got Bossy thinking—would Bossy want to read the blog posts letters she wrote decades ago?
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you share with Bossy why you would or wouldn’t want to repossess the letters you wrote earlier in
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