I do not know why, but this story take on the prompt, prompted me to think of the movie, Carol.
Have you ever seen it?
If not, I am urging you to do so. I love this, your story, the take on the prompt. My heart burst reading it. I had already had a feeling Josie would not see the light of day and Margaret would not respond to the letters.
Man… Oh MAN, you guys have really outdone yourselves with this week’s prompt!