Writing a letter on a banana skin sounds like a fun and crazy thing to do. A cute way to send an unusual message to a friend. You know that niece would love the idea of such a things. Interestingly neither you or your partner in crime…err.. stationery are able to recall every receiving or creating such a thing. Neither are any of the friends you mention it to.You feel sad that such fun yellow communications do not put in a more regular appearance and resolve to change this. You are delighted that it can be included in the daily #loverealletters prompts for January.

Purchase…

In the interests of research you purchase 3 bananas. Single bananas as they are more likely to be left on the shelf and overlooked in favour of bunches.

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Peel…

You peel a banana and examine the skin. Writing on the inside of the skin doesn’t seem like it will work very well. The outer part of the skin is not much more promising. You briefly consider putting the skin in the dehydrator to see if this creates something more paper like. However this would involve waiting and you are keen to unleash vibrant quirky correspondence on the world at the earliest possible opportunity.

Write…

You experiment with scratching into the skin using a paperclip. If left for a period of time your message appears in brown characters. It’s quite difficult to write by scratching with a paperclip. Anything beyond a brief message on an unblemished skin seems unrealistic. Perhaps an old fountain pen (past use and worry about tropical fruit fibre blockage) would work better if this is to be a long term thing?

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Don’t peel…

You idly try using a pen you have lying a round your kitchen. On an unpeeled banana. To your surprise it works perfectly. You image leaving the banana on the desk of a colleague. Or arranging next to a morning cuppa for a loved one. You resolve to try the most obvious solution in future – and look forward to leaving a trail of yellow messages wherever you go.

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