The Chosen Envelope

As the Pink envelope lay on the table, tasting the dust with her family of envelopes closely kept together, she couldn’t help but wonder when her time would come. It had been ages since Pink’s elder brother was chosen to hold a letter within him and be delivered to their owner’s lover.
The owner— Pink recalls— was Lilly, a girl who bought her family from a gift shop. Lilly always decorated her envelopes with sparkles and ribbons and made cute heart symbols on them. That’s how Pink knew that Lilly sent them to her lover. ‘Has she got herself new envelopes?’ The mere thought sent a shiver down Pink’s folds. Don’t be paranoid, she sighed.
‘There comes Lilly! Finally my time has come.’ She rejoiced on seeing Lilly slide the chair of her writing table.
‘Congratulations Pink! It’s your day!’ Whispered her sister who hid below her.
Lilly adjusted her glasses which had turned hazy due to some reasons. It was the first time that Pink witnessed Lilly crying while writing a letter. The ink made wet pits in various spots wherever her tears landed on the page. Pink, on the other hand, forgot everything about the joy of becoming the chosen one. Pink was worried for Lilly.
Once Lilly was done pouring her heart out in the letter, she folded it neatly and picked up Pink. She opened Pink’s flap and placed the letter inside, neatly gluing it together. Today, there were no ribbons nor any sparkling glitter but only a 3 line address. As Lilly carried Pink to the mailbox, Pink couldn’t help but feel pity towards her, ‘What went wrong with my dear?’

The next thing she felt, however, was absolutely nothing. Lilly clutched her tight as she descended the stairs but as she was about to slide Pink in the mailbox, she saw her ex-boyfriend walking hand in hand with his new girl & her whole world came trembling down on the petty letter in her hand that had his address on it.


Post Script:

Last month, I wrote this short story as a submission to a huge writing firm but unfortunately there hasn’t been a reply yet. (I’m sure they’ve tons of better submissions.) Nevertheless, thanks to them for the lovely muse and to make me think what goes in the mind of an envelope. One of my personal favorite tales!
And did you know while I was gone, all the post were posted by a great writer friend of mine: Pooja Mukherjee. Find all her posts here: Author
Have a happy weekend!


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