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Falling In Love

Falling In Love first appeared on From7Eight. I was experimenting with a bit of fiction. I’m thinking of playing with fiction again. Your response might help me decide!

Falling In Love

Gently she lifted the old typewriter from the shelf and placed it on the table near the window. The Remington was like an old friend, long forgotten. Was it really a year since she had used it? Yes, it was.

She recalled the very last letter she typed out to him – her goodbye letter, telling him she could no longer bear to be an also-ran in his life. For two years before that, she had typed out a letter to him every day. Now she wondered whether he had really bothered to read those letters. Everyday she had written of her hopes, her love and her dreams for them…..

When he didn’t bother to respond to her goodbye letter, her already broken heart, just gave up. She had no will to write again. The Remington was put away – another reminder of unrequited love.

But today, it was time to start typing letters again. Inserting a rough sheet of paper into the roller, she tentatively typed: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. She repeated this line several times, until she got her typing rhythm back.

She was inspired. She was falling in love again and she just had to express her love. Taking off the rough sheet, she placed a sheet of that lovely thick letter paper she had bought the day before. Smiling to herself, she began typing her love letter: Dear Me.

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” ― Steve Maraboli

41 Comments

  1. Surbhi Prapanna Surbhi Prapanna May 25, 2018

    What a great story with a wonderful life lesson. true, being self-content is one of the most important things in life. we can keep happy others only if we are happy with ourself.

  2. Parul Thakur Parul Thakur May 22, 2018

    That was so beautiful. Inspiring and at the same time really good story telling. Typewriter, letters and food for thought is how I would say this post was. That quote was just perfect.

  3. pratikshya2 pratikshya2 May 21, 2018

    So touching story. True. The first and foremost person we need to write a love letter to is ourselves. Beautiful.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 23, 2018

      Yes, I think it should be a regular practice, don’t you?

  4. Sunita Saldhana Sunita Saldhana May 21, 2018

    I am also falling in love again with ‘Me” . That is my word of the year. Btw, that was inspired by your #woty post.

  5. Suzy Suzy May 21, 2018

    Oh yes do start writing fiction again. It’s one of the writing styles I want to pursue too. You should add to your story.

  6. Aesha Aesha May 20, 2018

    I don’t know if a novice like me can even comment on your writing Corinne but I would love to read your fictional pearls like these as well.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 21, 2018

      You’re hardly a novice, girl. But I will try to oblige! Thank you.

  7. Esha M Dutta Esha M Dutta May 20, 2018

    Lovely, Corinne! I think you should definitely do fiction again! Loved the tale of self-love. Sad that we go through so much heartbreak to realise the one love that will never ever fail us!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 21, 2018

      Coming from you that’s a great compliment, Esha. Thank you.
      I’m still learning to love myself….

  8. […] I’m blogging through the 31 Days of October (grab this button from the sidebar if you are too). It seems like my posts are turning into a story. If you missed my post yesterday, you can read it here. […]

  9. Susan Deborah Susan Deborah October 3, 2013

    Loving oneself always makes me take me for granted. I need to challenge this.

    What a lovely start to October. Thanks for this lovely post, Corinne.

    Joy always,
    Susan

  10. Sheela Sheela October 3, 2013

    ‘Love thyself”….very true …to get the love from around we need to love ourselves first
    Nicely written story

  11. Bhavya Bhavya October 2, 2013

    That is the perfect love story for me! Me, my thoughts and my words! Sigh Corinne.
    Looking forward to reading all the other posts of this month. 🙂

  12. Nischala Nischala October 2, 2013

    Ah! The lovely old typewriter .. Took me down memory lane.. when the typewriter had a special and prominent place in many a home, and heart.. And yes! I do agree that one should LOVE yourself! Look forward to your Oct posts.. Nischala

  13. Suzy Suzy October 2, 2013

    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog – made me smile and took me back to my typing classes many many moons ago. Awesome. loved your post.

  14. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg October 2, 2013

    So very beautiful. Its absolute truth, the greatest relationship you have, from the beginning of your life until the end, is with YOU. Lovely button and I am so tempted to join this October blogging!

  15. sheethalsusan sheethalsusan October 2, 2013

    Yes, you are tempting…. Did I do a mistake not participating….???

  16. Kajal Kajal October 2, 2013

    How nice…a love love-ly post. Good luck with the month long blogging Corinne 🙂

  17. Jairam Mohan Jairam Mohan October 2, 2013

    This was such a wonderful post reminding all of us that the first person that we all need to fall in love with is ourselves. Such a wonderful, positive post to begin my Wednesday with 😀

    And “31 days hath October” has piqued my curiosity quite a bit. Waiting to read more about it 🙂

  18. Peggy Lee Hanson Peggy Lee Hanson October 2, 2013

    Completely forgot about that sly fox!

    I had a typewriter like that once long ago. Not certain if I still do. The years are packed with memories and so is our garage!

    I’m linking to the UBC as well this go-round and a new challenge of writing at least 400 words/day this month. Excited to be part of both and seeing old friends, and meeting new ones.

    See you in the challenge, Corinne.

  19. Aditi Aditi October 2, 2013

    Beautiful narration and a beautiful message! Love yourself 🙂 All d best for your Oct series… 🙂

  20. Kalpana Solsi Kalpana Solsi October 1, 2013

    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
    This reminded me of my typing days.
    There are no typewriters in offices now.

  21. Katherine Hetzel Katherine Hetzel October 1, 2013

    On the same journey as you, Corinne, through October. Love the idea of a writer in love with the words and tools of their trade – think I have a love/hate relationship with the laptop…

  22. Kathy Kathy October 1, 2013

    It took me a long time to learn to put “me” first and how important it was. Wonderful reminder today. I am signed up to blog NaBloPoMo so count me in here too. Hopefully I will make it. ♥

  23. sugandha sugandha October 1, 2013

    Corinne such a lovely begining…just like protagonist, I am falling in love, but this time with your button. 😀
    waiting for tomorrow…

    P.S. the problem was with my browser, one Ctrl Alt Del can do wonders.

  24. Pixie Pixie October 1, 2013

    Loved your post. Thank you for reminding me that ““The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”

  25. Jyothi Nair Jyothi Nair October 1, 2013

    Wow! What a wonderful start! You are tempting me. How I wish I could participate in this. 🙁

  26. Bethany Dickey Bethany Dickey October 1, 2013

    This is beautiful! I loved creative writing when I was younger and want to get back into it…

  27. Donna Ward Donna Ward October 1, 2013

    Beautiful story and writing, Corrine – Loved it – could feel what you wrote – So glad we are in the blogging challenge, so I could see this. 🙂

  28. Loretta Loretta October 1, 2013

    This post just gave me a real romantic feeling as I read… Wanted to cuddle up with my blanket and read more!

  29. Kalpana Solsi Kalpana Solsi October 1, 2013

    Lovely corinne. The best relationship one can have is with one-self. and if one is happy from the core only then can one forge relationships with others.

  30. richa singh richa singh October 1, 2013

    I am halfway through home in a train and in my excitement I am reading through your post on a mobile phone 😀

    It created the perfect picture of a writer in love. I can imagine many of us speaking of writing as a means to express emotions and when life takes bad turns those same words betray us. Finding the path again makes one reinstate belief and hope in themselves again 🙂

    Pls ignore typos or grammatical mistakes, girl is doing it all on her little blackberry 😀

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