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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Roanoke reader Charles Knowlton, who has had four CornerShots published in the Extra section since 2012, recently sent in a letter about his experience that sums up why these short pieces are so beloved — and why people love to write them.
Here’s Charles, in his own, meticulously hand written words:
From time to time, you’ve been kind enough to print some of the items I’ve submitted to CornerShot and other features in your newspaper.
Friends, relatives and acquaintances will remark that they have seen them and offer comments of support or insight, depending on the subject matter.
A friend recently called after reading one of my renderings and said, “I hope you’re getting paid for these.”
I asked, “Did they bring a tear to your eye, a smile to your lips, or perhaps evoke a distant memory?”
He said, “Oh! Sure, all of that and sometimes more,” to which I replied, “Then thank you, I have just been paid.”
Thank you, Charles, for signing your letter with “faithful subscriber” and “loyal reader.” I would like to add “wonderful CornerShot writer” to that list.
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