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To Cousin Rita

By MayaChristine, Stocksfield, United Kingdom

Dearest Cousin,

It seems to me now that I should have written to you with great haste a long time ago on this particular subject. Such things are often best dealt with swiftly at the time of occurrence, and not left open for growth. Unfortunately, this particular event has caused denial within myself, and refusal to accept what I have come to see now as the inevitable. Dearest cousin, I hope you can understand.

I am losing my accent.

It's been four and a half years now in England, two years in Scotland, and in total, six and half years in the UK. The mutation of my accent was, as previously stated, an inevitability. Of course, acceptance of this fact takes time, and time I thought I had. I never dreamed it would be so soon.

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