Letter from a Book
by Paul Anthony
I'm absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the first letter in the book. My writer and editor have been thinking about me for such a long time but they finally decided that I would be the very first letter on the very first page. Apparently, there's going to be about 100,000 of us in the book but I am the first one chosen. In fact, between you and me, I am going to be - not just a letter - but a Capital Letter. And I'm going to be in a very large font called Garamond. It's the favourite font of my writer and editor and it's going to be the biggest font size in the whole book. Wow!
Of course, I'll be able to look down on the smaller capital letters and suchlike but I'm not going to let it go to my head. I'm just one amongst the 100,000. As I grow older I will be part of a word and then we are going to be in a sentence. But it doesn't stop there. When we have lots of sentences we will be a paragraph. Of course, I'll have lots of friends. There's always a full stop at the end of every sentence and there'll be plenty of commas and semi colons and all kinds of symbols from my pals in punctuation.
But I have to tell you the most exciting thing about being the first letter in a book. We get to meet Paige Turner. Paige helps us move on and develop into another page or more until we are a chapter. Wow!
Yep! Life as a letter just gets better and better for all of us. In fact, I'll let you into a secret. I'm not just in a book. I'm going to evolve and develop into a digital book too. So you'll find my letter on the paper and also in cyberspace or on your computer.
So proud! Not just a letter! I have real meaning.
Which letter am I? Not telling! But I'm one of twenty six you can choose from.
Well, that's it for now. I'm not just a letter I'm part of a book, part of a volume, part of a trilogy, part of a series. I'm a member of a library. I'm on someone's bookshelf.
Yes, I made it. A reader picked me up and read me. Of all the readers in the world, you decided to pick me and read me. Thanks! My writer and editor, long ago, said it would happen. They told me I would start all on my own as a very important letter and that one day I would end up with a reader. Well, I made it.
THANK YOU..... (Sorry, I'm just using my capitals to show how PROUD I am)..... Happy Reading....
Yours sincerely, the letter...
Paul Anthony is member of the Independent Authors Network and the League of Writers.