Freckles – Writing 101

Day Fourteen

Today’s Writing 101 Prompt: Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there.

Today’s twist: write the post in the form of a letter.


Dear Freckles,

When I was small you were sprinkled across my nose and I didn’t like you. I thought you made me look ugly. People tried telling me that you were tiny kisses from the sun, but I didn’t buy it. I knew you were a gift to me from my beloved grandmother, but I wasn’t pleased with her gift.

When I was a teenager, I tried to cover you up and make my skin look flawless. I even tried to get tanned so my skin would all be the same color, and you would disappear. I tried everything to get rid of you.

As I got older you seemed to go away on your own, and in some ways, I kind of missed you. After all, you were part of my youth. You were tiny kisses of sun. You were sprinkles of love from my grandmother.

My sweet granddaughters have little traces of you scattered across their noses and I’m happy that you haven’t really disappeared and have remained in my family. I hope my granddaughters are pleased with their little sprinkled gifts from me.

In Loving Memory,

Your Face


58 thoughts on “Freckles – Writing 101

    • Thank you Jodi! We were to reach for the closest book and go to page 29 and pick out a word that stands out to us and write a letter to that word. Hahaha! That isn’t that easy to do.

      • Yes – I remember – that is what I meant buy fun to relive it – from Writing 101. I remember the first time around – when I first “met” you 🙂

  1. This is a lovely way of describing your freckles. Also something good to get from a grandmother although you didn’t like it when you were young. You have written this piece very well.

  2. Hi Priceless Joy!
    This letter really shows the phases we go in life, and how we change our perception of things as we acquire maturity. The same freckles finally accepted in a meaningful way and writing the family history.
    Beautifully written!!

  3. Lovely PJ!
    I just read the book “All the light we cannot see” and one of the main characters is blind and her father used to tell her that her freckles were tiny kisses from the sun too 🙂 or something similar. Such a nice take on freckles.

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