Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's a small world

A steamy college affair is not that easily forgotten. Even as you make-believe your happiness and see your world through rose-tinted frames, the inside of you is quite a dark space as you fantasize about 'him' while cuddling in your husband's arms.

My relationship with the college heartthrob, as speculated, ended with the last day of college. I got married, arranged to the best of my parent's ability. I got to love this new, now the only, man in my life. I deleted all possible connections with 'him'.

As the dreams got weary, as I thought that finally I was free of 'him', the doorbell rang and I shook my head in disbelief. " It's a small world" he said, his dreamy eyes working their magic on me, as if nothing had changed. "A cup of tea for your new neighbour?", and with that he confidently walked into my life again.


Written for Write Tribe's  Wednesday prompt "It's a small world"

45 comments:

  1. Cute, some people just refuse to leave our lives, don't they :D

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  2. OMG!! I can imagine the shock she must have experienced! Yes, it's a small world indeed! Lovely story for the prompt :)

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  3. Shocked she must have been. It really is a small world. Don't know when you will bump into someone from your past.

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  4. Uh oh......... :/ I'd hate to be in her place

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  5. That's a nice one! I can imagine how that would feel...Aditi, isn't it just so scary that some shadows never leave us?

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    1. I know...certainly can be frightening!

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  6. oh, that is a dangerous start... :)

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  7. Wonderfully written, Aditi! Love how you treated the prompt. I dared not ask if it is a true story :D

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  8. Oh my god! That was quite a twist :)

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  9. Is this a true story? If it is then no wonder it is a shocking experience!
    Loved the way you used the prompt.

    Regards,
    Ashwin

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    1. Ashwin...fiction...but who knows someone might have actually faced this! ;)

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  10. WOW! I bet she was shocked! Nice twist and will make things a bit awkward when the husband is around. LOL Loved this story. ♥

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  11. Wow..I love the foreword..not waiting for the whole story..this has great potential.

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    1. Well Shiva the rest I leave to your imagination ;)

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  12. Ah... Thats tantalizing...!
    Really good one in such few words...

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  13. That is a revolutionary story!! Any girl will feel awkward in such a situation. Nice take on the prompt.

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  14. Oh No! I wonder what will happen next? Can lovers be "just friends" ever? I wonder!

    Please continue this one. A very interesting storyline it is to get your ex-love as your brand new neighbour! You could convert into a comedy or tragedy. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Jyoti...as of now no plans to continue on this....we will see...

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  15. Oh dear - sometimes the people we least want to see enter our lives again or maybe it's fated

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    1. Yes who knows Suzy...it might be a coincidence or an act of fate!

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  16. Dreamy eyes huh? Sounds interesting. I do hope you will take this forward Aditi.

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    1. Thanks Tuliks...well the end or the beginning that I've left to your imagination! :)

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  17. Short & sweet..it is a small world!

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  18. Oh! Wow! Aditi, this is so beautifully written and one can never know what life has in store for us. I am glad that we think on similar lines. Absolutely love it:)
    Check mine
    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/wednesday-prompt-2014-2-its-a-small-world/

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  19. Wow, that was an awesome twist... (to read). Not sure about 'her' though. :P

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  20. Sounds like the beginning of what could be a very interesting story. Keep it coming Aditi! :-)

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    1. Really Geraldine...thanks...maybe I'll pick up this thread soon!

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  21. It happens. It does happen. What we don't want to happen, is what happens. Some people just don't exit our lives. :-(

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