Creative Writing: Eulogy For Emily

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Mother, forgive me for making you wait so long for another letter. I fear I am still very tired from the accident with the bridge. Not to worry, though, I am getting better. I must ask you, once again mother, please let me down from the pedestal you have placed me on. While I am flattered by all your more than kind words, I implore you to cease the sweet-talking. I am not worthy of most of your compliments, for no one is truly as perfect as you claim I am. People might think lowly of me if all they hear you talk about is how worthy I am of idolizing. For the thousandth time mother, I’m not. I would hate for people to think me vain or egotistical. Further, it makes me more susceptible to gossip, as people would always be scrutinizing me to …show more content…
In the following sentence however, you proceeded to tell me information about myself. Nevertheless, I will indulge you. There hasn’t been much new news in our household, though we did get a new doorman; the previous one was negligent in his duty. I also began advising the kitchen staff to cook some new recipes I heard they make in Italy. You wondered how I looked at Lyon; I had recently just had a new dress made for the event. It was a deep plum colored one that I wore with some pearls. You would have loved it, though you would love anything I wear. You are too good for my self-esteem mother, it’s a wonder my head isn’t as large as a …show more content…
It was very honorable of him to die rather than be a careless host. Mother, did you hear of the scandal that occurred at the Burgundy household. According to my good friend Fleur, one of their housemaids was stealing Mme. Burgundy’s valuable jewels. No one noticed because she would steal one piece a day. When Mme. Burgundy finally noticed the maid was well on her way out of the city. Can you imagine the embarrassment! I know you never cared for gossip, mother, but I thought you’d be interested in learning that our neighbors might be moving. Apparently, M. Jacques lost his job, forcing Mme. Jacques to sell her jewelry. They already have one child and another on the way, so I fear for their uncertain future. I understand you were fond of them when you last visited, and while I knew the news would sadden you, I felt you must

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