Saturday, April 14, 2012

Another Trifextra Writing Challenge!

I am entering the Trifextra Writing Challenge this weekend. This time, we have 33 words to write a letter of apology - the salutation and sign off do not count! Here it is:

Dear Edwin,

My probation officer said I should write you a letter of apology for breaking your nose. You should try vitamins or drinking milk so you aren't so fragile. I'm just trying to help.

Sincerely, Zach


  1. Haha, great one, Libby. This is a great story here! :D I can just imagine him sitting there writing that letter. Sort of sounds like one of those twelve-step programs, where one of the twelve steps is that you have to apologize, personally, to everyone that you have ever wronged, or hurt, etc. Something like that.

    1. I actually know a kid that got in a fight and got arrested. As part of his probation, they made him write an apology to the other kid. I was trying to imagine what it said :)

  2. It actually manages to sound both sincere and sarcastic at the same time.

  3. It has the air of all forced apology notes, where the author makes it clear how unsorry they really are. "I say I'm sorry because I'm told it, but I'm going to let you know how I REALLY feel". And it's the 'how I really feel' that gets my laugh here!

  4. This is hilarious! You captured the classic youthful mentality of giving an apology while not really doing so. Perfect!

  5. I like "I'm just trying to help." Clearly that's how this all got started. :-)

  6. Ha ha ha, great apology and a great meme. I look forward to being part of Trifecta and for writing as clever as you do