The 30-Day Letters Project

Eons ago, The Pizza-Worshipping Monkey Keeper gave me a challenge to write letters, one day at a time, to 30 various entities (and non-entities). The challenge also entailed posting the missives on a blog.

At first I planned to post it in another blog – the secret one whose password I kept forgetting. But I realized that The Broken Coffee Cafe walls are a nicer venue on which I could stick daily letters. Part of the interior decor.

You see, if the cafe existed on the physical plane and it actually has the weathered brown brick walls mellowed with age, these letters will be placed on the west wall beside the fireplace. They’d be gilt-framed and written-in-blood calligraphies on 100% acid-free recycled paper. You, as a cafe patron, would be able to give cursory glances to it over your cup of regular java or iced caramel macchiato. Who knows? Those gilt-framed notes might even inspire you to start your own letter-writing project.

So, dear patrons, please bear with me for the next thirty days when I wax sentimental and try to meet the Monkey Keeper’s challenge. Also, it will be another confirmation of two things about my personality: deranged and sappy.

(An aside: The letters were initially posted as regular blog posts, but I decided to gather all of them in one place. If you are interested in reading letters that are not addressed to you, click here to see what things I’ve written for the addressees below.)

If you are interested in trying the 30-day Letter-Writing Project, the following would serve as a guide as to whom you would address your letters:

Day 1 — Your Best Friend
Day 2 — Your Crush
Day 3 — Your parents
Day 4 — Your sibling (or closest relative)
Day 5 — Your dreams
Day 6 — A stranger
Day 7 — Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet
Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to
Day 11 — A Deceased person you wish you could talk to
Day 12 — The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain
Day 13 — Someone you wish could forgive you
Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from
Day 15 — The person you miss the most
Day 16 — Someone that’s not in your state/country
Day 17 — Someone from your childhood
Day 18 — The person that you wish you could be
Day 19 — Someone that pesters your mind—good or bad
Day 20 — The one that broke your heart the hardest
Day 21 — Someone you judged by their first impression
Day 22 — Someone you want to give a second chance to
Day 23 — The last person you kissed
Day 24 — The person that gave you your favorite memory
Day 25 — The person you know that is going through the worst of times
Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to
Day 27 — The friendliest person you knew for only one day
Day 28 — Someone that changed your life
Day 29 — The person that you want to tell everything to, but are too afraid to
Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror

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