Well done to all who entered the Letters to a Queen Prompt! We didn't have as many as usual but there were four fantastic entries which still made it hard to judge for a winner! However we did manage in the end ! The Winner
To the Oldest QueenDear Cleopatra,
What is it like to love someone so much, you would kill yourself if they died? That's what happened; don't try to deny it.
I have just a few questions for you, ones that, from what I can tell, historians don't tend to ask very often. First of all, what's up with Julius Caesar? Did you really love him, or were you just fooling yourself? I know that at first you were only seducing him to save your country, but what about afterwards? You had a kid with him and everything. Caesarion. I feel bad for that guy. My parents don't love each other, either. Do you realize what it feels like to know that you were created from something other than love? Obviously, it was a completely different time, but love has never changed.
I sort of understand, with Caesar, you know. I once fooled myself into loving someone. Several people, actually. It's only later, when you realize how wrong you were, that you feel like smashing your head against a pyramid. Those people? They weren't worth my t
And well done to the other three entries which were also fantastic - here they are :
Ave Stella Maris et Regina CaelorumHail Mary, full of grace-
I'm sorry. I don't remember the rest.
Maybe if I did then the idea of prayer wouldn't feel so much like begging.
The lessons I am told you mean to teach are not the lessons I have learned, and I do not think I was meant to be a martyr.
I have always dealt with my problems by building towers in my head to hide from them in, castles in the air that solve nothing and do not hinder anyone but myself. I am not brave. I am not kind. And I have been hurt so often that I do not think anyone will ever love me, because while broken things are beautiful, I have never been anything more than passably pretty since I was just walking, and there is not enough left of me to hold anything more than indifference. I have never loved easily, and I have never been loved by someone who was not obligated by blood to do so, and I do not know which one broke me first.
Once upon a time there was a little mermaid who dreamt of a soul of her own, and lost everything for it. Disney offere
A Letter to Mary, Queen of ScotsDear Mary,
I know that you're very lonely and very frightened right now. I'm not going to utter false assurances that everything will be all right. I'm afraid that everything isn't going to be alright. But know that your life will inspire many people.
You are going to die. Even though you are no real threat to Elizabeth, even though you are frail and have no failsafe way of communicating with the outside world, even though you are so sick that you have lost your hair, she is going to have you executed. But know this. She will hesitate. She will hesitate to sign your death warrant. There is some familial affection there, though that may not count for anything in this terrible night before your execution tomorrow.
Bring your dog when they come to take you. It will be a small comfort. You will dress in scarlet, a martyr in red.
Elizabeth is executing you because she views you as a starting point for a revolution. Catholics in England will see you as the lynchpin, the person they can put o
September Prompt: Letters to a Teacher
Normal rules apply! Get creative and write a letter to a Teacher past present or imaginative. Since it's September for many it means back to school or college or in my case, more uni. So what better way to start than write a letter to a teacher. You can be funny, serious, whatever you like.
Submission & Rules
Submit your letters to our folder Here!
One entry per person
No novels - keep it a few pages long or less
Work must be your own
Entries can be old or new
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Contest element closes on 1st of October however you can still submit letters to the folder as always, just not to win.