[100 Words is a story in 100 words or less, based off the word in the title.]
Olivia clutched the piece of paper in her hands, as if holding it tighter would bring her Penelope home.
She’s safe, Olivia thought. Everything was going to be okay.
But there was only one reason that Penelope would have sent a letter. In a world of computers, holo-messages, and spaceships which could travel the stars, a letter was archaic.
It also meant it could never be hacked.
Olivia unfurled the paper in her hands, eyes scanning over the words again.
Will be longer than expected, but I will come home. I promise.
“Please come home,” Olivia whispered, “please come home.”