Need to Straighten Out

I found this while cleaning an office cubicle I was using as a temp. I find it haunting and beautiful.

Letter to God

I found this letter inside the book “A Walk Across America,” which was being sold at an estate sale. I bought the book (and kept the letter).

A Day in the Life of Ryan

I found this Post-It over ten years ago in front of my daughter’s grade school. It’s like a note home from Flannery O’Connor. I’ve thought about Ryan a lot over the years. I hope he’s ok.

Cover Girl

I found this item in a drawer of a sewing machine from the 1970s. I bought the machine for fifteen dollars at a fundraising garage sale for Boy Scouts about four years ago. It is written on the back of a blank Allstate Insurance Inspection Report. I still wonder if she ratted the cheater out.

Pick Me

I found this on the Grand Valley State University campus the other day. Either L didn’t give the letter to the person it was intended for, or L wasn’t the one he picked. Either way, it is sad and interesting all at once.

Beware The Flip

I left my bike locked to a parking meter overnight, and this note was stuck to it when I came down in the morning. Perhaps left by Concerned Citizens Against Quick-Release Wheels? I bet it’s whoever drives the Herbalife van I parked next to.

I Apologize

I found this note on the ground a few brownstones down on my street. Maybe it fell out of someone’s car. There’s no signature, so I’m not sure if it’s a legally binding document or not. Incidentally, just moments before I found this I was thinking, “Why haven’t I found anything good to send in … Continued