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.
Written in response to the 100 Words On Saturday prompt on Write Tribe.
Vaayadi Pennu ;)
The Shadow of A Smile..very oxymoron-ic no!
Oh yes, indeed! 🙂
What a beautiful story. You have touched a very sensitive topic. Lots to learn from you.
Glad you liked it, Kalpana. It came out of nowhere.
poignant! and so sad and kind of happy as well..
Yes – at least one of them is saved!
Nice one there 🙂 seriously, lots to learn! 🙂
I simply loved the plot you have chosen for this story, Corinne. Very creative and different!
Very intense and touching!
Thanks, Shilpa. I’m not sure where it came from! 😛
Great use of the prompt and word count. Sad, poignant but with a touch of hope there, too. Enjoyed it very much.
Thanks so much, Cathy.
What a beautiful story! your creativity is contagious and I am waiting to come up with something different for my next challenge.
And that’s a great compliment, Sulekha – thanks so much. Looking forward to reading your post.
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… 🙂
Oh yes, I tried to keep the hope in there too, Bhavya. Thanks. 🙂
Very tenderly written. Letting go is a hard thing to do but sometimes necessary.
Yes, I was thinking of how hard it is for addicts to let go, when we find it so difficult.
A sensitive topic written so lightly!
I remembered a movie when a man loves a woman ! anyway hitting rehabs is challenging
Was that the Andy Garcia movie, Afshan. It was a great one.
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? 😀
Actually, I just realized this came from watching some intervention shows!
Loved that last line! Thanks for creating this event, I’ve been enjoying it.
Thanks, Damyanti. Loved your post. Looking forward to seeing your 55er! 🙂
Addiction of any kind can be so destructive. Going to the rehab before its too late is the wisest decision. Loved the take on your prompt Corinne.
Yes, so glad they made good choices, Diana. Not everyone does!
It’s such simple yet heart-warming story. I could connect with the unique touch and beauty of the story.
Thanks, Vishal. I’m glad you liked it.