FOUND by Doppelganger in an oilfield town in Texas
I found this letter in the grass outside of my sketchy apartment complex. I love the way the writer does such a perfect segue between her gushy pink love letter and the 16-year-old prostitute daughter of a meth dealer.
FOUND by Jennifer outside of a Juvenile Detention Center in Columbus, Ohio
I was walking home from the park with my kids and thought that I’d take them by the juvie; like, “Hey kids, don’t act up and end up in there some day.” We found this on the sidewalk. I saw the swear word up top and then wouldn’t let my kids have it. They spent the rest of the walk home trying to guess what the “bad word” was on the page. My daughter, 12, is certain that is was ‘ass.’ My son, 7, thinks that is was probably ‘dumb.’ I told them that they would have to go to bed never knowing.
FOUND by Ryan D. in Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois
Found this letter across the street from an elementary school. I thought it might be a love letter, and it is, sort of, but a little more poignant from a young mother to her absentee (locked up?) partner expressing love for her kids and hope for the future. I think it’s pretty much up your alley.
FOUND by Curtis in the Arena District, Columbus, Ohio
I was walking to lunch and found this note laying on the sidewalk. Not sure if the author is in jail and wanting commissary goodies, or wants the missus to just pick him (her?) up some goodies at Wal-Mart. Is he sorry for getting arrested? For being broke? Some unspoken transgression?