John Marsden Writing Topic #591
Write a series of letters between you and Santa**
I want a furby and a new teddy for Crismas.
Mummy told me to leave mlik and cookies out for you on the tabel so I did.
I hope you like your Furby and new teddy, you’ve been a nice and good girl this year so I felt you deserved them.
Thank you for the milk and cookies, I liked them very much.
I want some colouring books and a Barney the Dinosaur for Christmas.
I left the milk and cookies out for you, since you ate them all last year.
(P.S. I’m in school now so I can spell better)
I hope you like your colouring books and your Barney the Dinosaur, you’ve been such a good girl in your first year of school, so I felt you deserved them. Your spelling is excellent.
Thank you for leaving me the milk and cookies again, I liked them very much, that’s why I keeping eating them all 🙂
I want some new paints, crayons, textas and pencils for Christmas. I like art and mummy likes my drawings.
I left out other cookies this year, I hope you like them.
I hope you like your new art supplies, you’ve been such a nice girl this year I thought you should have them.
I did like the other cookies you put out, I would like any cookies you put out.
I would like a doctor’s toy kit for Christmas. I want to be a doctor when I grow up. Mummy says I should practice with the toys first.
The cookies are on the coffee table this year.
I hope you like your new medical supplies, you’ve been nice girl so you deserve them. I hope you have fun giving diagnoses, no operations though.
Thank you for putting the cookies on the coffee table, I really appreciate that they were closer to the chimney.
Can I please have a Vengaboys and Sister2Sister CD for Christmas?
I left the cookies on the coffee table again, I hope that’s okay.
Please, please, please I would really like these CDs!
I hope you like your CDs, I know how much you wanted them and you’ve been such a nice girl all year. Your manners have improved greatly since your last letter, well done! 🙂
Can I please have a red scooter for Christmas? All the other kids have one.
I left the usual milk and cookies for you.
Do you actually exist? I couldn’t help but notice that the gift tags you wrote on my presents were actually in my mother’s handwriting. Is it true?
I had heard rumours on and off from other kids that you aren’t real. Maybe it is true, I think it might be now, which really upsets me.
Christmas will never be the same for me now.
I guess this is goodbye, thank you for bringing joy to me at Christmas for the last 10 years.
**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.