I wrote a story about Meggie a few months ago called Letter to a Pen Pal. Here’s what happened next.
The time passed slowly as Meggie waited to get a letter back from her new pen pal Philippa. She asked the teacher almost every day if the letters had gotten there. Finally the teacher said after morning recess, “I have a surprise for all of you. Here are your letters!” Meggie looked at the neatly printed envelope with her name on it and managed to open it without tearing the envelope or the stamp.
“Dear Meggie, Thank you for your letter. It is very nice to have a new pen-friend. I am called Pippa by my family, and we have a dog and a cat. This is a postcard from our holiday in Cornwall.”
Meggie read the letter and was happy to have a new pen pal (or pen-friend). She was already thinking about what to write in her next letter. She decided to ask about school and if Pippa had a pet. Meggie carefully placed the letter in a jewelry box with her other treasures to remember her new friend!