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The Shadow Of Your Smile


My dearest love

I stood on the platform waving to you until your train was a speck in the horizon. I was so sad at your leaving but proud of your decision. I was filled with hope too.

I have asked the doctor to give you this when you come back. Those long years of addiction have taken their toll on me. You would not go if you knew how far gone I was. But I wanted you to get a chance at rehab.

Stay sober and keep smiling. I go in peace, taking with me the shadow of your smile.

 Yours always.



Written in response to the 100 Words On Saturday prompt on Write Tribe.


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An inspirational writer, a creativity and writing trainer/coach, I write about life, gratitude, healing, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. I offer training/coaching to anyone looking to explore their creativity and heal through writing via The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter, Bytes of Gyaan, on Substack.

30 Comments on “The Shadow Of Your Smile

  1. What a beautiful story! your creativity is contagious and I am waiting to come up with something different for my next challenge.

  2. At least one of them is saved, thankfully or else it would have ended on a sad note!
    This story, it’s creative, unique and lovely. Truly… 🙂

  3. I could visualize that. And my eyes filled up for no reason. What a pleasure it is to read everyone’s take on this particular prompt, isn’t it? 😀

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