Conversations With A Stranger [#ShortStory]

The conversation carried on for a couple of hours. We remembered old times. “We were so young and foolish,” he said.

Tags:

The conversation carried on for a couple of hours. We remembered old times. “We were so young and foolish,” he said.

Hey,” I said.

Hello, there! How have you been?” He replied with a slight lop-sided smile.

I replied, “I’m good. What about you?” My heart was thumping with joy. “It’s been so many years,” I thought to myself.

Yeah, life is good. Do you know? I’m a platinum member at this most popular 5-star hotel,” he added with pride.

Oh! Really? Umm, cool,” I replied

What would you like to order? This is one of the best hotels, so you’ll get nothing but the best,” he added.

An hour later, I was sipping a bitter-tasting coffee. Did I forget to mention the number of packets of sugar I added? Ah! Never mind. My heart longed for good ol’ South Indian coffee. Simple, and addictive!

Never miss real stories from India's women.

Register Now

It’s been so many years. You haven’t changed at all,” he said. I grimaced. Possibly the scars within have been closely wrapped with years of practiced mind control. “Happy thoughts,” so they say?

Well, you also appear the same. Almost….” I mumbled embarrassed, hoping I won’t blush as usual in a fake attempt to return the compliment.

The conversation carried on for a couple of hours. We remembered old times. “We were so young and foolish,” he said.

I think that hurt me somewhere,” I thought to myself.

Yet, I replied, “Oh, yeah, right.”

More time passed and a chocolate tiramisu was devoured with no excitement. We bid adieu as the rains started slowly. I headed back home mulling over my thoughts.

Everything has changed,” I thought. But, as for me, this was indeed a conversation with a stranger. A stranger I knew from my past…

I headed to my favourite local café. The bitterness of the coffee still lingered on… “I need to do something about it,” I said to myself as I deleted his number.

Image source: shutterstock

Liked this post?

Join the 100000 women at Women's Web who get our weekly mailer and never miss out on our events, contests & best reads - you can also start sharing your own ideas and experiences with thousands of other women here!

Comments

About the Author

Kashmira Lad

A wordsmith passionate about all the creative things in life! Artist | Beach Lover | Style Hoarder | Bookworm | Blogger Visit my blogs here: www.kashmiralad.com read more...

10 Posts | 51,103 Views

Stay updated with our Weekly Newsletter or Daily Summary - or both!

""
All Categories