And now over to the Grad Student with the writing101 news.
Thank you, Jim. Today’s assignment has to be brief, which will prove a real struggle for Ol’ Bigmouth here. Can she do it in a hundred words or less? Let’s find out.
I had a feeling I should have left it there, tucked between an old volume of the Brockhaus Encyclopaedia and a worn copy of 2001: A Space Odyssey, a gleaming white rectangle between the battered brown paper of the used book shop. I pulled it out anyway, thinking maybe someone had lost it, I should know better by now. There was a bright yellow post-it attached to the envelope: “If you’re reading this, it means you have to do it all over again. xoxo, you.” I felt the future cave in around myself as I turned and caught sight of the sky outside through the dusty window. Suddenly I knew what I had meant.
Okay, I tried aiming at exactly a hundred words, it turned into a bit more. Points for trying, though?