The postcard = 1 picture + 50-100 words, depending on the size of your handwriting
My friend Beth at Walksonstilts and I have spent many a writing conversation musing about the power of the postcard. Writing a good postcard is no easy feat. Receiving a good postcard is one of life’s best simple pleasures.
And from a writing perspective, the postcard is the ultimate practice exercise. It insists on brevity. It invites levity. It loves a good image.
The postcard. 1 picture, 50-100 words. I’m going to start posting more postcards to this blog.
Postcard from Assateague Island:
Feeling broody on group trip to Assateague Island. My solo wanderings sabotage new friendship odds, but I can’t befriend the girl who wore fake eyelashes to the beach. Not today.
Without the drop of sand trapped north of here behind an Ocean City jetty, Assateague moves: westward and southward, becoming narrower. A sign says, “Everything here is temporary.”
Wild horses on a crowded beach prove the elegance of indifference. Sand sips water, and I remember why I always walk along the surf, at the collision of textures.