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"Forever" publishes ten love letters from the Love Letters Anonymous tumblr archive. All were collected over the last two years, throughout Australia and North America.
The letters in the zine were collected from friends and strangers and were found in flea markets, ebay and on the street. Some of the letters were submitted via post, some scanned and emailed in and others were found.
They include two letters between a drafted husband and a San Francisco-based wife during World War Two, on V-mail stationery (both husband and wife affectionately refer to each other as “Butchie”); a high school apology letter from a boyfriend to his girlfriend that is also a proposal; a letter from a Vietnam-bound soldier training in Fort Benning to his adored sweetheart; a desperate post break-up Valentine’s Day letter; a letter apologizing for being a crappy boyfriend and for being cheap; a prison love letter counting down to the day of release, and expressing anxiety about being left for a richer man; a letter from a baby daddy to his baby mama and a lesbian love letter, complete with 90s deep lez references.
The recipient of the letter says:
A very special friend wrote this to me when I was just about to move away from the landmass he was living on (temporarily). 14 August 2012. From Melbourne to Melbourne. (I was in his room when he sent it, but about to return to Wellington, NZ for a spell).