"Ed sat at the table, closed his eyes and saw the envelope, probably slightly crumpled or folded, sitting in the darkness of the suitcase. He'd really torn it open badly. He'd been annoyed by the absence of a sender, by the badly handwritten address of his employer." Read how a letter can tear you up, instead of vice versa, in my short story.
Speaking of short stories, a site called "Salinger Vetoed" offers online versions of no less than twenty-two unpublished short stories by J.D. Salinger, the reclusive writer whose "The Catcher in the Rye" is one of my favorite books of all time. Download and read these stories before the copyright police takes them off again.
Update: That was quick! Try the link again and you'll see what I mean.