Text messaging is one of the main ways people communicate with each other in this day and age, so it’s not uncommon that some people’s last exchanges happen via text. Whether their last words were over a heartbreak with an ex-lover or a casual conversation with a deceased relative, text messages have a way of revealing the circumstances surrounding these exchanges.
An insightful 15-year-old student at Ohio Virtual Academy, Emily Trunko, has created the Last Message Received Tumblr. The Tumblr allows users to anonymously submit and talk about the last messages they received from ex-friends, ex-lovers and people who have passed. Trunko told BuzzFeed Life she had given those experiences some thought before creating the site:
“I’ve always been fascinated with glimpses into the lives of other people. I thought that the last message sent before a breakup or before someone passed away would be really poignant.”
The teenager is also the creator of Dear My Blank, a Tumblr that allows people to write anonymous letters to crushes, ex-significant others, and whoever else they choose. Her most recent site on last exchanges has affected the way she perceives her interactions with the people she loves. Trunko said:
“Every message I send to them could be the last one I ever exchange, and every message I receive could be the last one I receive.”