Writing Prompt 7/30/2022

Well, it sure has been a long time away from this website! I apologize for the delay. In the meantime, I hope you have been well. In no more than 100 words total, please write a letter to a beloved relative in which you say how you have been for the past 4 years. Oh, and please include these 8 words for full credit: bargain, seedling, saint, watercolor, razor, spinster, recruit, varnish.
— CWC 2022