Dear Veronica,

I don't know you very well. In fact, I don't think I know who you are at all. Mum just told me to write a letter and she gave me your address. I'm quite sure you're not going to welcome this letter. It doesn't matter. To be honest, I'm not exactly bouncing off the walls putting pen to paper either.

Now. Let's just get this over and done with, shall we?

My name is Michelle. I'm fifteen years old, and I go to Port Rundi High School. My english teacher still believes in capital punishment but our principal wants to raise lambs with white coats in the gymnasium. Today one of my friends, Kirsten decided she was going to spend the rest of the year wishing for things that she knew she would never obtain, therefore depressing her to the brink of suicide. I love storms, because they don't come very often, so when they do, no one takes them for granted (actually I've just come to a revelation that maybe they're just scared speechless but my point still stands) and they're so exciting. Unlike sunny days. It's sunny for two hundred days a year and I get so bored of it.

I hate most music. Shut up, stop looking at me like that. I don't know what it is, but I really, do not like melodies all mixed up together accompanied by other rhythms and tunes all crammed like sardines in a tin. It just gets too confusing, and defeats the purpose of .. whatever the purpose of music is. But it doesn't matter. I am only one person, and no one else has been effected my any of my opinions. Another thing you should know about your cousin is that she is a very weak person.

I forgot to tell you I'm your cousin, didn't I?

I love reading. Literature is fantastic. I think books have been the most incredible innovation to date. I read each word one at a time, giving each the attention it deserves. If I flip to a page accidentally, a page I haven't read before, I totally freak out and close my eyes while I turn to the front of the book and turn one page at a time until I find the page that I was up to. I cannot stand people who spoil endings, I hate it. I think it's rude and stupid, and the whole purpose of reading (or even in movies) is defeated. It makes me feel like ripping something up. Oh god, now I feel like a compulsive.

You know what? I don't think you've read this far. Letter-writing has never been my strong point. I don't know whether you'll reply, whether you're even reading this. Heck, I don't even know whether you exist.

Do you exist?