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October 30, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Fiction



John’s heart skipped a beat as he saw the familiar face smiling back at him from the morning paper. His college sweetheart Sara. They had dated for almost a year and then slowly drifted apart after graduation. It had all been very amicable and they had even stayed in touch for some time before getting busy with their own jobs and families.

 

John had been happily married for 4 years now. He loved his wife and son dearly. But there is something about that first love – that college romance – that leaves a heartprint which can never quite be washed away. He couldn’t control his emotions as he read the headline over and over again: “29 year old woman pedestrian killed in hit-and-run.”

 

 


Tina Basu
#FridayFotoFiction  with Tina and Mayuri

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge. This post is for the 30th October prompt: “Heartprints”.

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  1. Ashwini Dodani said on October 30, 2017 1:30 pm:

    “But there is something about that first love – that college romance – that leaves a heartprint which can never quite be washed away.” – Sigh

    And then the end 🙁

  2. Leo said on October 30, 2017 4:10 pm:

    Oh dear. That’s some devious twist you did there! Took me by surprise!

  3. SHALINI BAISIWALA said on October 30, 2017 9:56 pm:

    The prompt and photo is really very Well woven into the writing.

    1. Baby & Beyond said on November 1, 2017 10:51 am:

      Thank you Shalini!

  4. Aesha Shah said on October 31, 2017 1:52 pm:

    Sad and yes first love memories do stay forever. Nice take on the prompt.

  5. keerthi vydyula said on October 31, 2017 6:03 pm:

    I didn’t at all expect such ending! You surprised me in the end. Its sad that he had to see that in a newspaper! May be if they had been together life would have been different for both of them but one can never know what life had in its pocket for us until it happens..Sigh!

    1. Baby & Beyond said on November 1, 2017 10:42 am:

      That’s true Keerthi. Though I don’t believe that every love story is meant to last forever. Some people drift apart and that is how its meant to be and it is really ok to end that way. As I said, he was deeply in love with his wife and he wouldn’t have met her if he was still with his first girlfriend no?

  6. Sreedeep said on October 31, 2017 10:54 pm:

    Oh God, didn’t see that twist coming. Very well written, Mahak. And yes, first love leaves a special heartprint in us.

  7. Pratibha said on November 1, 2017 5:20 pm:

    Bitter sweet ! And such a sad end.

  8. Anagha Yatin said on November 2, 2017 2:55 pm:

    That was a sad twist to the tale. Was glued to the story till the end.
    Interesting take on the prompt Mahak!

    Anagha recently posted… “Bamboozled”

  9. Tina Basu said on November 2, 2017 6:33 pm:

    OMG that’s so sad! Nicely done! Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction.

  10. Mayuri Nidigallu said on November 2, 2017 8:45 pm:

    That is some twist! Really brilliant! Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

  11. Namratha said on November 2, 2017 10:37 pm:

    Our First love do leave heart prints! But such a sad ending..