Weekend Writing Prompt — Junk Mail

I used to look forward to the mailman’s arrival

To the handwritten letters and postcards from friends

But now my mail is mostly just flyers, brochures, and bills

All but the bills go right into the trash

(Exactly 37 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “mail” in exactly 37 words.

14 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — Junk Mail

  1. Sadje March 25, 2023 / 8:22 am

    Luckily we don’t get brochures or flyers here.

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  2. John Holton March 25, 2023 / 11:03 am

    I get all my bills online. We toss everything in the recycle bin on the way back from the mailbox.

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    • Fandango March 25, 2023 / 1:26 pm

      I get MOST of my bills on line, too.


      • John Holton March 25, 2023 / 2:51 pm

        We have the old-fashioned mailbox with the flag and no lock, so the less paper mail of any consequence we get, the better. I get an email every day from the USPS that shows what’s in the mail., so if I see something important (like credit cards or medical bills), I can let Mary know it’s coming. Otherwise, she can leave it there for days….

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    • Fandango March 25, 2023 / 6:51 pm

      No. And do I want the mail delivery person making the decision about what is junk versus legitimate mail? Nope.

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  3. jilldennison March 25, 2023 / 6:51 pm

    I can so relate to this!!! EVERY DAY! I wonder why they spend all that money on glossy flyers and postage when 90% of the recipients throw it in the trash! I got one the other day from a local funeral home … I used a black Sharpie and wrote in big block letters, “RETURN TO SENDER”. Sigh.

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    • Fandango March 25, 2023 / 6:54 pm

      I’m constantly getting brochures from senior living communities. I may be in my 70s, but I’m not ready for that yet.

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    • Fandango March 26, 2023 / 1:50 pm

      Full employment act.


  4. Bill March 28, 2023 / 8:45 am

    Trashing bills is a time honored tradition in my family. Nicely done.

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  5. leigha66 April 4, 2023 / 7:25 pm

    Insurance offers, pre-approved credit card, hearing aids, and burial preplanning are some of the highlights of the past week. Whoo hoo!

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