Letter from a Pen Pal

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!


14 thoughts on “Letter from a Pen Pal

  1. I used to have a pen pal in the Netherlands back when I was in elementary school. I remember coming home from school every day and asking if I could go check the mail. It’s such a wonderful feeling to receive mail at that age.

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  2. I love sending and receiving snail mail and was fortunate to have many pen pals while I was growing up. Even though we can easily reach friends and family with the help of technology, I still try to write to my friends because writing letters to someone can help ease anxiety, loneliness and even relieve stress during pandemic times. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day. Aiva 🙂 xxx

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