This is a fictional correspondence written by Nathan Bruinooge and Phil Chase.

Here’s how it works: We write letters between two fictional characters. In doing so we allow a story to unfold, taking care to respect any details of the plot or the world established by the other correspondent. We do not coordinate. In fact, we do not engage in any outside discussion about how things might develop. The only givens at the outset were the characters’ names: Benjamin Rackham, written by Phil, and Eliot Crane, written by Nate. All rights reserved.

Letters appear on the main page in blog format, most recent first. If you want to start at the beginning, a chronological list of the letters thus far can be found in the sidebar. (Or can you just start right here.)To subscribe, use the RSS feed in the sidebar, or, if you would rather receive email notification when new letters arrive, use the ‘register’ link to submit your address.

We’d love to hear your comments and thoughts. Here’s how to get a hold of us:

Phil Chase (Rackham) — quedquis at yahoo dot com

Nathan Bruinooge (Crane) — nate at polytropos dot org