Writing 101: To Whom It May Concern

I have given up on playing catch up and have decided just to complete the assignments in my own time.

The assignment for October 2 was : Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there.  Today’s twist: write the post in the form of a letter.

I have just received from Amazon the book “Loving Frank” based on the lives and love story of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney.  I have been intrigued by the architect for some years and this has been fed upon by my now living with an architect whose inspiration has often been Frank Lloyd Wright.

As suggested I opened the book on page 29 and the word “Stetson” jumped out on me.  So here goes:

Dear Mr Lloyd Wright, or may I call you Frank
I recently met Mrs Cheney when she came into the shop to purchase a hat and later found out that the hat was for you.  I am now aware that you two are cohabiting outside the marriage union and I must place on record my objection to your flouting the common courtesy rules of our society, not to mention the precepts of the Church.
I strongly recommend that you send Mrs Cheney back to Mr Cheney and her children without delay.

Yours faithfully
Ezekial Butler

 Dear Mr Butler
No, you may not call me Frank.
Mrs Cheney and I are living in a loving relationship that doesn’t impinge on your world and should not impinge on your conscience.  The fact that you chose to write to me in this fashion deeply offends me.
If Mrs Cheney and I choose to ignore the rules of society and those of your Church it is our own business. We do not intend to bow to your request.  Mrs Cheney will now stay with me and we look forward to many years of being together, married or not.

Yours faithfully
Frank Lloyd Wright

Note – I like this challenge and I may continue with this exchange of letters.  Maybe there is another challenge where I can use this.

11 responses to “Writing 101: To Whom It May Concern

  1. I like that form as well. I look forward to more like it.


  2. Elaine Roberts

    Bravo Judith
    Yes that is the book I so enjoyed. And ….I do hope that your passage thru THE book and the tone of your blogg will excite references to new experiences


  3. I loved that! Great job!


  4. Nicely done. 😀
    I don’t. “do” books, but I’m looking forward to following the story through your letters. 🙂


  5. This is pretty darn awesome. Hubby and I love FLW’s work, but I don’t know much about his personal life. Now I’m interested! 🙂


    • Hi Casey. There are a few books around about his personal life and the women in it. I have just ordered” Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders” By William R. Drennan. Looking forward to receiving it. 🙂

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