Have you ever had a pen-pal?
As a child or an adult? What was that like?
I have a friend on facebook. I have never seen her in person. But talked to her on skype.
No , I have often wanted a poetry pen pal though , That would be lots of fun !
I was pen pals with my Grandmother for a few years. She is now 96, and writing is to difficult for her, because she has arthritis in her hands. I still have the letters we shared tucked away, and although we can't write to each other anymore, I still cherish the time we did.
I lived in the Caribbean as a child and had a penpal in Kenya, East Africa. I don't remember when we stopped writing, but I have often wished that I would run into him somewhere.
I had a penpal in Bermuda who introduced me to him. We were a threesome penpal circle, and it was great exchanging information about our different types of life. As a young adult, I visited her in Bermuda, but by that time, we had both lost touch with him.
I had many pen-pals in my school days. We enjoyed correspondence and those were the best days of my life. Now, it is all electronics and lesser of the snail mail. Met quite a few of my pen-pals during those days. Fun and joy meeting and sharing ideas.
So many good answers! I think some of you could find a story in each of your experiences. Love letters from Grandma, a novel about Poet-pals, Letters from Kenya...You all are very interesting!
Yes, firstly as a teenager. I had a female pen-pal from Scotland, we talked for a while and I shared my ideas with her, then I was writing in my journal a story which seems to be like a script of a series. She encouraged me to develop it, I took my time to type it into MS word and sent it to her via e-mail. She continued to encourage me and 10 years later, that story is now a published novel "The Soul Talkers" by Funom Makama.
I had another one in Lithuania while in med school, but due to the demanding nature of my training we did not have to to converse properly. Generally speaking, the experience is nice... U get to acquaint yourself with a different culture and a different person or person while in your room chating.
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