My Dearest Anne,
After receiving your letter last week, I had a lot to think about and to tell you. First, I am so pleased that Jack’s landscape business is doing so well that he has employed you to do the books. I will take up your suggestion of checking the census to see if I can find out more about Flo and Albert.
However, I must tell you, I decided to check the attic as you suggested and under a loose floorboard by the round window seat, I found love letters to Flo from someone called Margaret. From the contents, I could tell they were very much in love. I cannot tell if Albert knew about this.
The strange thing is, ever since finding them and reading them, Flo has been quiet. Not a peep from her all last week. Albert, on the other hand, is haunting my dreams. He stands beside my bed, telling me to look under the step. I can only assume he means the front step.
Can you imagine what Richard would do if I started digging it up? I can already see the men in white jackets arriving.
Night after night, Albert is most insistent, so I have decided to ask Richard if we can have a porch built. In light of having parcels left on the doorstep, he thinks this is a good idea. The builders will be starting in two weeks’ time.
It may be nothing, but I am worried as to why Flo is being so quiet.
I loved your idea of writing a book about this, and I am giving it thought.
Richard is still wondering why I use pen and paper rather than email. I tell him that emails are too impersonal when talking with a friend.
Looking forward to your next letter,
Your dearest friend,
to be continued…
another episode of Anita’s WIP… possibly a new book! what do you think of it so far?