Writing 101, Day Fourteen: To Whom It May Concern
Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What jumps out at you? Start there, and try a twist: write in the form of a letter.


My Dearest Farthing,
I hope this letter finds you well, old chap. It has been many a fortnight since our last encounter.

My deepest sympathies for being of such little worth. A quarter of a penny will not provide much these days. It must be difficult in such trying times.

You do have some worthwhile qualities. The bird on your face is lovely. Your copper hue is quite fetching. You also remind me of one of my favorite talkies, ‘A Christmas Carol’. I may be mistaken, but I think your specific currency was rather popular in the days of Dickens. 

I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again someday. Perhaps your value will increase by then and we can have lunch.

Sincerely yours,


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