Nostalgia (noun): a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time:
Many things can bring on the feeling of nostalgia. The thought of music we listened to in our youth, a movie we saw with our best friend, a smell that triggers thoughts of a simpler time.
For those of us over a certain age, we often get the feeling of nostalgia thinking about the ways things used to be. Before text messaging, Twitter and even email, we used to write each other letters.
The thought of opening your mailbox and, mixed in with bills, junk mail and catalogs, would be a letter waiting for you. The envelope is handwritten, and it sticks out from all the other mail in the box.
The letter is the first thing that you open. You can’t wait to see what it is about and the story it will tell. You are taken away from the real world for just a bit as you read the letter from your friend or family member.
With all the technology at our fingertips, there is no chance that the art of letter writing will make a comeback, but it is still nice to think about how things used to be.
We developed Fiction Letters to help you relive the joy of getting letters in the mail. Once again, you can open the mailbox to find a handwritten envelope that contains a tale from an old friend. Of course, the friend in this case is fictional, but the story that is told in the letter will still thrill!
We believe Fiction Letters will help bring a little joy in its unusual way of delivering great fiction. If you’re interested, you can learn more by reading Our Story, the frequently asked questions or check out any of the available Fiction Letters series.
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