Once upon a time, there was a young woman named Sarah who lived a quiet and simple life. She worked as a librarian at the local library, where she spent most of her days surrounded by books and the comforting stillness of the stacks.
One day, a new patron walked into the library, and Sarah’s life changed forever. His name was Jack, and he was a successful businessman with a charming smile and a confident air that immediately caught Sarah’s attention.
At first, they were just friendly acquaintances, exchanging small talk as Jack checked out books on economics and business strategy. But as they got to know each other better, Sarah found herself drawn to his intelligence and wit, and before she knew it, she was falling in love.
For months, they talked and laughed and lost themselves in conversations about books and life, until finally, Jack mustered up the courage to ask Sarah out on a date.
The date was a magical affair, filled with good food, good wine, and even better conversation. They talked for hours, laughing and learning about each other until the night was over and they found themselves reluctant to say goodbye.
From that moment on, Sarah and Jack were inseparable. They explored the city together, discovering new sights and sounds and making memories that would last a lifetime.
As their love grew stronger, Jack realized that he could not imagine his life without Sarah, and he knew that he wanted to spend the rest of his days making her happy. So he got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife.
Sarah, overjoyed at the prospect of spending the rest of her life with the man she loved, said yes. And they were married in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by friends and family, who could see the love radiating from them both.
Years passed, and Sarah and Jack grew old together, their love only grew stronger with each passing day. They raised a family and made a home filled with laughter, love, and memories that would last a lifetime.
In their old age, they would sit on their porch and hold hands, watching the world go by and grateful for the love that had brought them together all those years ago in the quiet stacks of the library.
And so, their love story became a tale that was passed down through the generations, inspiring others to believe in the power of love and the magic that can be found in even the quietest of places.
As Chitra completed the story, she heard Vishaan humming. A smile crept across her face. In this story that she had written, she changed the names in the story and also wrote what she had once visualized for their future.
While listening to the humming as she closed her eyes in peace, she knew that even though her lover had passed away two years ago, he was still with her, encouraging and supporting her, all in the name of love.
‘This post is written for StorytellersBlogHop Season 3 hosted by Ujjwal (https://mywordsmywisdom.com ) & MeenalSonal ( https://www.auraofthoughts.
Hi Moni. Read you for the first time.
You have written a compelling plot with interesting characters and a very clear narration that is how I like stories to be. Good Luck for the bloghop season 3.
Amritha Srinath says
This is such a touching story Moni. We all love happy endings but sometimes in real life it is never the same. At such times, the memories if our loved ones, the feeling of being loved by them keeps us going. You have portrayed this essence well into the story.
Deepika Sharma says
Beautiful simple story full of emotions. The twist in the end was unexpected. The narration and theme was well carried out. Love remains forever.
Ambica Gulati says
That was a wonderful ending. I wouldn’t have thought that there was a story within a story, a nice artful presentation of love.
Swarnali Nath says
Reading the story was a nice experience as it surrounded many hues of emotions. The ending seemed even more interesting to me as you revealed it was a story written by the narrator herself. Liked the name too, very touching.
Such simple love story, and yet it touches the chords.
Chitra Iyer says
Hi! Simple yet powerful story! Just wow!
A sweet love story! Loved the simplicity of your narrating style. Life is all about moving ahead but pure love makes the journey sail smoothly.
Zenobia Merchant says
The love story of the librarian was so beautiful and to have lived that would surely be a dream for many. Loved how the story gave way to another totally unexpected story with an even more unexpected ending. True love never dies surely.
Cindy D'Silva says
You are a good story writer and I have been reading your stories for a while now. Love the way you build up a normal story and give it a nice heart wrenching twist in the end.
Alita Pacio says
Great story here. Sarah and Jack’s love for each other is true love.
Luna S says
This is a wonderful short story, I really enjoyed reading it! Well written and meaningful.
Era of Illumination says
Nice ending…and nicely written
Sakshi Bindra says
After having the experience of ready your microstories, I was not surprised about the ending. I applaud you for writing a simple fairytale and then twisting in the reality of life, all along bringing out different shades of love.
Rakhi Jayashankar says
While reading the story I was imagining how my husband and I would grow old together . She is living in his memories and finding a future in her imaginations. This is a beautiful rendition
Aditi Kapur says
Love should grow with us, reaching maturity when the time comes. Holding hands in old age is more significant than the immature version.
Ujjwal Mishra says
I am still thinking whether I am sad that chitra lost her spouse 2 years ago or I am in awe of your writing style and the twists you gave at the end. Amazing
Anushka Bhartiya says
Love the story within the story. It was refreshing to read the unusual ending. As a reader though, I would want to know more about Chitra and her story. The story has a lot of potential for sure. Congratulations 🙂
Chinmayee Gayatree Sahu says
It is a simple story but very heart touching . I loved reading it !
Sivaranjini Anandan says
Happy stories are always a great read sa this one. The story imagined by the narrator. Beautiful way of writing. L
Sivaranjini Anandan says
Wow the storyline and the way that it is imagined by the narrator I loved the style of writing. Love lasting forever in life is the best.
Two key strengths of this story are its ability to evoke emotions and its timeless message about the power of love. The story is beautifully written and paints a vivid picture of a love that transcends time and space. It is easy to become emotionally invested in the characters and their love story, making it a compelling read. Additionally, the message that love can be found in even the quietest of places and that it can last a lifetime is timeless and relatable, making the story resonate with readers of all ages and backgrounds.
Prisha Lalwani says
Oh god that hurt! But you saved the 180 degree twist for the end
Disha Mehrotra says
The loss of a loved one is irreplaceable. What I liked about the story was the positive outlook with which she is living her life.
Sonali Kathuria says
I believe each one of us, at the end of the day, are looking for a love as immense as the story Chitra narrated. A truly beautiful depiction of the conviction that true love never dies!
Tyler james says
Beautiful simple story full of emotions.. It was refreshing to read the unusual ending. As a reader though, I would want to know more about Chitra and her story.
I have to applaud you for your choice of words and the way you have weaved the story to keep the readers glued to it. A story in a story is hard to pull off, especially in a short story. But the way you have weaved the story is worth appreciating.
Dipika Singh says
This is an example of why simple is always beautiful. Such a simple love story but a very soothing and happy one. The ending was like a jolt of twist when Chitra entered. Loved it.
Pooja Jha says
This is an amazing short story with so much to speak, This a wonderful shade of love, HOPE. She wrote what she had hoped and wished her future to be. Beautiful Writeup, Love it.
Mayura Amarkant says
A warm, beautiful story. Loved the ending.
Sounds like a lovely journey of love. So nice when couples are happy and so connected through their life.