The Indian Camp (Letter)

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Dear Mom

How is it going?
I’m sorry that I haven’t sent you any letters. It’s for every ones best. No one must find out about were you live, because that would bring you in great danger. I’m lucky that I managed to find your email address, otherwise I wouldn’t have any chance of contacting you. Right am I writing to you from an Internet café. This is not my real email address, so unfortunately you can’t write me back.
I am writing to you, because I feel like I have to explain myself to you.
First of all; I wasn’t the kid, you thought I was. All the lies I told you. It was only to protect you. Remember, when I got my first paycheck? I said that I’d drawn eighty dollars. Actually it was only 28 dollars. I felt that I would disappoint, if I came home, with only 28 dollars. I felt, as the man of the house, that I had to support you. But I failed. I got sadder and sadder. The night I went out with my shotgun, I was actually trying to take my own life. Fred, who went with me, tried to stop me. So I shot him. Suddenly I realized that had just taken Fred’s young life away. I got so scared, that I sat down, and cried for four hours straight. You wont believe how miserable I felt when I came back. But I couldn’t tell you anything about what happened. So I told you I was out hunting in the woods. Every time you tried to converse with me, I got mad. I thought that you were just trying to break me down. I was so close to the edge, at that time. I certainly am not any more.
In this letter, I just want to tell you, how I really felt, and that I’m way better now.
By that, I also want to tell you, what I am doing now. So I want to personally meet with you, so we can talk. I can’t tell you everything in this mail, cause that would be dangerous for both of us. If you want to meet up with me, I’ll send you my number. You wont know how I will send it. But when you get it,…...

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