Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Other Woman- 100 Words Fiction



 

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‘Dear Rose,

After our fight yesterday, I decided to come clean. My only concern was ‘how do I tell her about you’. But last night her reports showed that she was battling cancer.  She has been with me through thick and thin. She has seen me struggling but she never left my side. How can I leave her now, when she needs me the most? Maybe we were never meant to be. 

Hope someday you can forgive me.’

Amidst the blur of tears Rose felt an immense relief that she was not the other woman who had broken a marriage.


25 comments:

  1. The stigma of the 'other woman' is intolerable for any lady and the wise thing is to refrain oneself from entering a complicated relationship.But the heart has other reasons................

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    1. Yes, I never understood why women fall for married men. I'm not judging though because as you said heart has always some other reasons :)

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  2. The heart wants what the heart wants sadly....

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    1. Yes, usually the heart gets what it wants. Sigh!

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  3. Touching, heart-wrenching and beautifully put. Liked the take on the prompt!

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    1. Thank you Shailaja for the kind words:)

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  4. Wonderfully written. The realization by the other woman in the end was what made it this beautiful :-)

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    1. Yes, I wanted to keep it positive in the end. It's better for everyone involved no?

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  5. Sometimes there is relief in the sad situations. Losing his love but having self respect, sounds a good situation to be in.

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  6. That was beautiful to say the least! Lovely take Prasanna!

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  7. Prasanna, it was a beautiful take on the prompt :-)

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  8. Very touching. Though she was relieved for given reason, she shd also b grateful to God that she herself doesn't suffer from d dreaded disease cancer.

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  9. A nice story with so many morals.

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  10. Beautifully expressed and poignant!

    dropping by Write Tribe

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  11. This prompt left me speechless and so beautifully written. It's sad and poignant at the same time.

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  12. Good one as usual, Prasanna :)
    Your stories have the power!

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  13. An interesting piece that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  14. Sigh , dont we always love whats forbidden :P. But well realiztion ,. thats the key, and thats what is super important. loved your style of writing and narration!!!

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  15. That was like 2 stories in one....a good piece Prasanna

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  16. Nice... short sweet,realistic and touching

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