Writing is also a kind of Art, isn’t it? The incident is real but the names are changed for privacy concerns.
Date: 27th December 2015
Somewhere in Sardinia, Italy
Maya: (in her head) I hate parties, I just want this thing to get over.
Ginevra: Maya…? Mayaaaa…?? Ms. Sennnnnnnnnnnn???? Earth to chick?
Maya: I’m sorry I was just… Can we leave now? We have been here for so long.
Ginevra: The party is a lit sweetheart. Enjoy the night, rather than getting irate.
Maya: I hate parties, you know that. I want to go back to my hotel and read.
Ginevra: Maya… Stop being a buzz kill.
In the meanwhile Mr. Matteo Moretti, the good businessman comes and interrupts them
Mr. Moretti: Ladies enjoying the party?
Maya: The party is good. But I guess we should head back to my hotel now.
Mr. Moretti: C’mon you are our guest. Stay for some more time I request. Seems like Ginevra wants to stay too.
Maya looks at Ginevra who looks back at her with puppy eyes.
Mr. Moretti: Ok ladies, enjoy
Ginevra: Thank you, baby. And DO NOT leave without me.
Ginevra hugs Maya and then disappears inside the party.
Maya was again left alone. She took her vodka and walked towards the balcony which she had spotted a long time back.
The party was filled with socialites, stars, models, businessmen, almost everyone was there. She came to the party only because Ginevra, her longtime friend who was now a well-known model had requested her to.
Maya hated all these. Ginevra was an Italian but Maya was not. If she had not promised Ginevra to accompany her here she would have never come.
Maya stood in the balcony, looking at the sky.
Mr. D: So you don’t like star-studded crowded parties too.
Maya nods her head in approval.
Mr. D: You don’t look from here.
Maya: No I’m not
Mr. D: Where are you from?
As Mr. D was about to say something Ginevra came rushing to the balcony.
Ginevra: Maya, seems you have already met our star writer here.
Maya glances at Mr. D and replies: “Yes, I have.”
Mr. D: Wait, but you are not an Italian, right?
Maya: (in Italian) so what? I understand and speak Italian.
Mr. D: Fascinating
Maya: Ginni, I guess we should leave now.
Ginevra: Fine, I’ll drop you at your hotel.
Mr. D: I did not get your name Ms…
Ginevra: Her name is Miss Mysterious (chuckles)
Mr. D: So, miss mysterious if you don’t mind can we have dinner tomorrow.
Maya: We’ll see.
Mr. D: But you…
Maya: Bye Mr. D.
Maya grabs Ginevra’s hand and leaves.
Maya sat mum while Ginevra drove the car. Ginevra was continuously talking about the people at the party but Maya was not listening to anything. She just could remember the dark black eyes of Mr. D. Suddenly Maya looked at Ginevra and said
Maya: He writes really well, he should translate them in English.
Ginevra looked back at Mia and replied, “Try telling him that. By the way in case you are interested in accepting his offer here’s his card, call him. He is a well-known family friend and he is good.”
Maya: What offer?
Ginevra: Dinner, tomorrow.
Maya: Oh. I don’t think I will go for it.
Ginevra: Maya, you have started your internship as a counselor right? He might need it.
Maya: Italy has many good therapists. So I think I will pass.
Ginevra pulled the break and said, “Your hotel has come sweety. See you tomorrow.”
Maya hugged Ginni and left.
That night, after she freshened up she took out Mr. D’s latest book which she was reading and continued reading it, and dozed off while doing so.
Maya woke up very early the next day, she decided to go out for her coffee rather than ordering it in her room, and as it was her last day here she wanted to spend most of her time sitting near the sea.
Mr. D: Miss mysterious, what are you doing here?
Maya: watching the waves crashing against each other. What are you doing here so early in the morning?
Mr. D: I often come here to find peace.
Maya: I guess writers need that a lot.
Mr. D: So when are you going back to India, Miss Mysterious?
Maya: Tomorrow. And by the way, my name is Maya. Miana Sen.
Mr. D: Before you leave let’s at least have lunch Maya?
Mr. D: Am I that bad?
Maya: I find you weird.
Mr. D: Indeed I am. I find you interesting though.
Maya shifts her gaze from Mr. D’s eyes and replies, “Weird. Well about your lunch offer we will surely have lunch but the treat shall be mine.”
Mr. D stares blankly at Maya for some time and then agrees.
Maya and Mr. D went to a nearby restaurant for lunch. It was small but both of them were not good with the crowd. As they sat there chatting, Maya found herself laughing and for the first time she did not feel the usual anxiety she always felt while talking to unknown people. Mr. D had a good persona. Maya had met a fair share of people in her 22-year-old life, had seen way ups and downs in that age but she found him intriguing.
They had lunch and their entire afternoon was well spent. Although Maya knew a lot about Mr. D but Mr. D just knew that she has her father whom she loves more than anything. Maya did not disclose much about herself with Mr. D. And whenever he asked for Maya’s contact details in India she always avoided the topic.
As time passed Maya realized that it was time for her to leave. She bid goodbye to Mr. D and left because the next day Maya had to go back home where her father was waiting for her eagerly.
As she left Mr. D sat over there wondering if he will meet her again because in these 30 years of life after his mother, Maya was the only girl who matched his rhythm. He couldn’t stop himself from wondering if Maya was the one.
If Maya was the one whom he had been searching for. And if truly she is the one maybe someday they will meet again…..
May be Someday…………………………….
Indeed. Maybe they’ll be together someday. I wish her success. Nice read.
Krysten Quiles says
Oh my goodness that was just lovely, I enjoyed that immensely.
Eric Gamble says
What an amazing Story of Maya & Mr. D. I always wonder about a chance meeting I had with people in my own life that lasted but a day or two yet left an interesting impression on my own life. I never regret losing that chance as every step I have taken has led me to where I am now. But it is interesting to imagine what if?
It reminds me of the poem, ‘The road not taken’. What if….
Nice short about Maya and Mr.D. Could Mia be a hypothetical you, do you think? Lol.
Who knows, lol.
Loved your story. I could really picture the scenes and they were pretty cinematic. Well done!
MELANIE EDJOURIAN says
Its’s true writing is an art form. This was an interesting piece. I’m left wondering if they’ll meet again!
This is a great read! I enjoyed reading it a lot. I love love love this piece!
Aaahhh, you left us hanging! Nothing like a good cliffhanger to keep us coming back for more!
Veronika Sykorova says
So captivating! I wanna know how this ends! If they’ll end up together!
that is a nice read. I really wanted to hear this as a part of play. lovely!
World in Eyes says
it was really an amazing and interesting read…they will definitely meet again if the destiny is…glad you shared this with us..
Emily Fata says
I enjoyed reading this story (and about the interactions) between Mia and Mr. D. These chance meetings are always something that have captivated me, especially the idea of “what if…”
Marie Phillips says
Haha, way to leave us all hanging! Who knows what will happen in the future?
Melissa Cushing says
I truly love this story and was drawn in right away. I love the way you describe the scenes and I could see everything in my mind. Loved it and need to know more!
Good read and an interesting script. Will wait for the rest of the story.
I believe that you make your own destiny. Whilst opportunities do come to you, if you don’t grab them, they remain only “what if’s”. And people usually regret the things they haven’t done.
What a well written story. You’re definitely a natural at this, I’m keen to read more!
Di Hickman says
Oooh suspenseful ending, will they meet again? I think we all experience a “what if” moment from past dating experiences
Amber Myers says
What a great story. And I do hope they meet again some day. That would be nice.
TARA PITTMAN says
This is a good story. It left me for wanting more.
Britt | Not Your Mom's Gifts says
I love this story and I want to know how it ends. You’re a very talented writer!
Kathy Kenny Ngo says
Ugh. Sometimes those what ifs can really drive you crazy.
Jessica Collazo says
and I can’t wait to see the rest of the story is so interesting
Wow. What an absolutely beautiful story!
Maria Koss says
So lovely, so touching! I want to know more of the story 🙂
Nice story but if she was the one he should have taken action to keep in touch 🙂
Jasmine Martin says
I would have love to have heard what they discussed in detail over lunch. Hopefully they’ll meet again in the future someday. It sounds like they enjoyed each other’s company.
Cindy E Ingalls says
Sweet and interesting story. Very well written too.
I love writing stories!
Great read about Maya and Dr. D… I think everyone at some point in their life has the what-if moments. look forward to more from you ; )
Rose Ann Sales says
Grear story. I could really imagine how they talked to each other..
Mayb someday they wud end up together and have their happily ever after 🙂 lovely read !
Awww!! A lovely story, I hope they meet again someday. I don’t like being left wondering what happens next but I will wait and see.
Great read! Very well written and captivating.
I love how the story goes like a mystery. Some ‘might be’ that we never know if we don’t try . Interesting to follow …
What a great story! You are such a talented writer <3
Kuntala Bhattacharya says
Quite interesting story. Somewhere someone in the world matches somewhat to our rhythm. So hopefully they will also meet someday.
Oscar Oganiza says
You’re a fantastic author! You left us hanging! Maybe someday they wouldn’t end up? or would they?
Jessica Joachim says
This was lovely and absolutely engrossing. You did an excellent job with this for sure!
Chinc hin says
Moni, that was a good story. Thanks. I wish there’s a part two where Maya and Mr. D meet again.
Sarah L Flanagan says
I used to write short stories all the time when I was a teenager!
Yanitza Ninett says
Super interesting story. I would’ve loved photos!
It could be a story line for a play or movie. Continue doing this dear and more more please? Loved it!!!
What an enticing story! Once I started reading I couldn’t stop until the end! Such a great “what-if”!
cute & little
Such a cute story but I’m Sad that we’ve been left hanging!!!!! Great read
Ooooh this is such an interesting story and I would love to learn more about Maya and Dr. D’s relationship. Are you going to continue this?
I enjoyed reading this , that is actually a good story , a lot of people will also enjoy reading this for sure , thanks for sharing .
Jessica L says
I loved reading this story, and got sucked into the dialogue right away! <3 Are you going to be continuing this story, or is it a short? Keep up the amazing writing, I love your style! 🙂
Anne-Kathrin Walter says
So nice to read fiction for a change. Thank you for this inspiring story!
Julia Hess says
This story was wonderful. I love how it has the basis of hopefully finding one another eventually. You should definitely think about writing stories.
thanks for sharing a sweet love story here, I do believe they may be together some day, yes, someday 😀 I really enjoy my read here.
thanks for sharing a sweet love story here, I do believe they may be together some day, yes, someday 😀 I really enjoy my read here.
Nice read! Yes, may be someday. Will there be a continuation of this soon?
Kristine Nicole Alessandra says
Oh my. That was a great read. I wish there was more to the story. But it was a really unique way to end the piece. The thought of wondering if they are the ones truly meant for each other is left to the reader’s imagination.
I’m such a romantic at heart…I hope (and think they will) meet again! Loved this 🙂
Celebrate Woman Today says
Is it your story, Moni?
Really enjoyed reading it. Please continue.
That was one amazing story. Loved reading it.
Elle Cole says
The dialogue was great and really kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved how diverse the characters were. I can wait to read other stories that you’ve wrote.
Mosaics Lab says
This is amazing, such an awesome story actually! I can’t wait for the continuation, looking forward to it actually.
Marjie Mare says
I have enjoyed reading it and cannot wait for the rest of the story.
Emily Terrell says
This was beautiful! You have a talent with words. I hope you continue writing and I hope Maya meets him again 🙂
What a beautiful, sweet story. Now I want to meet Mr. D.! You are very talented. Keep writing. I am sure one day I will be buying your latest bestseller on Amazon!
It was very interesting reading this the anticipation kept me going to the end.
I enjoyed reading this, I feel at some point we all think about the maybes in our lives
I love this! Pretty short… I want more! hahaha Maybe someday… Who knows? A sequel perhaps? I wonder if they will ever meet again… gaaaaaahhh!
I love a good love story. Can’t wait to hear the rest.
Ambuj Saxena says
You have the gift of story telling! You know how to transport your reader into a different world where the characters coexist with the reader! Coming back to the story, not all things in life are coincidences so i hope the characters meet again and explore each other for a better future!
This was really captivating, I couldn’t stop reading once I started. This is really awesome.
Knycx Journeying says
An interesting short story and thanks for sharing with us and the world. Keep it up and I am looking forward to the next episode.
What a great little short story, left me wanting more. I really enjoyed reading it!!
I love a good meet cute. It’s a shame she had to leave so quickly. Will they meet again….
Such a beautiful read! Very intriguing. Kept me reading.
I stayed glued till the end. What an interesting read.
Livi Bee says
Awww man! Talk about a cliffhanger!! I had gotten into it too! LOL. I guess all good things must come to an end. Soooooo are you Maya?
This was a really great read. I love your writing style. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
This was such a lovely read and very suspenseful. i didn’t want it to end. Great job!
Matt Taylor says
Very good short story and relatable situation. I have been at parties that I didn’t want to be there. One time I was at one, and decided to stay instead of leaving, and met a girl, and we clicked right away. But I was too chicken to ask her for her number! This was years and years ago back in college.
Sweet story and hopefully the start of a beautiful ‘fictional’ romance. Sometimes the chemistry is just right between people and it’s immediately obvious.
Beautiful read, I can feel the emotions through each word..wonderful.
Oscar Oganiza says
What’s the ending? Im curious! Interesting read!
Romy Schorr says
This was such a nice change of pace looks like you are healing, you are a very creative writer
I feel broken as of the moment but when I read this story I felt in love again but where’s the continuation? Lol! I really love this piece.
Lucy Clarke says
Such a wonderful short story. I enjoyed reading it with the scenes playing out in my head.
I love reading such stories! Amazing writing dear.
Lyanna Soria says
What an wonderful and interesting story. You certainly got me hooked.
Melanie williams says
Love this kind of read, a good short story is perfect night time reading so thanks for sharing this x
Emman Damian says
It’s such a nice story between the two. Maybe someday they will have their own time. I want to know the next chapter between Maya and Mr. D.
Taylor Justin says
What a captivating story. I immediately felt connected to the characters. Great writing!
Elizabeth O says
Maybe… Someday. What a lovely romance story. I hope they meet up again.
Minakshi Bajpai says
Thanks for sharing. Nice to read this story. Perfectly description. Interesting to read.
Maybe someday they will meet again in the most unexpected way! If it’s meant to be, it will be.
I like how your writing has improved so much. Having read the latest post first, it’s been great to go back and see how this all started.