Everything Happens for a Reason

April 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm 38 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 21 April 2017

Magaly Guerrero

Photo Credit: Magaly Guerrero

Josh found Claire on lunch break outside their office building, all alone by herself, with her eyes closed enjoying the midday sun.

Claire was pursuing a career in dance when tragedy struck. Five years ago, the car she was riding in crashed into a ravine and left her a paraplegic. She went back to school and later became a software engineer in the same company where he worked.

“A penny for your thoughts?” Josh asked his now fiancée.

“I’m just thinking,” she said, “everything happens for a reason. If it weren’t for that freak accident, I wouldn’t have met you.”

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38 Comments Add your own

  • 1. draliman  |  April 20, 2017 at 1:03 am

    When one door closes…

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  April 20, 2017 at 9:16 am

      draliman:

      yes, another one opens if you care to look.

      Reply
  • 3. rochellewisoff  |  April 20, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Sweet story. He sounds like the one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  April 20, 2017 at 9:16 am

      rochelle:

      he’s the one for sure.

      Reply
  • 5. Martin Cororan  |  April 20, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Nice!

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    • 6. plaridel  |  April 20, 2017 at 9:16 am

      martin:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 7. michael1148humphris  |  April 20, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Fate did play its part, however if now if she could design software to enable her to dance again, the circle would be completed.

    Reply
    • 8. plaridel  |  April 20, 2017 at 9:17 am

      michael:

      sometimes, she dreams that she’s dancing again, but reality comes back when she wakes up.

      Reply
  • 9. gahlearner  |  April 20, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Very sweet, but what a price to pay to find ‘the one’…

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  April 20, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      gahlearner:

      i know. such is life.

      Reply
  • 11. Iain Kelly  |  April 20, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Nice that some good came out of it.

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  April 20, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      iain:

      i just couldn’t end it any other way.

      Reply
  • 13. Alicia Jamtaas  |  April 20, 2017 at 11:16 am

    What a dear ending! Thank you!

    Reply
    • 14. plaridel  |  April 20, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      alicia:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 15. rgayer55  |  April 21, 2017 at 3:51 am

    This is rather mushy and sentimental. It takes talent to write that kind of stuff. Well done.

    Reply
    • 16. plaridel  |  April 21, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      russell:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 17. neelwritesblog  |  April 21, 2017 at 4:05 am

    A feel good story you have woven. Written with a lot of empathy.

    Reply
    • 18. plaridel  |  April 21, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      neel:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 19. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover  |  April 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Lovely story.

    Reply
    • 20. plaridel  |  April 21, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      life lessons of a dog lover:

      thank you for reading as usual. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 21. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  April 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Awww … so sweet. A love story comes to life.
    Nicley done …
    Isadora 😎

    Reply
    • 22. plaridel  |  April 21, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      isadora:

      i’m glad it worked for you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 23. yuhublogger  |  April 22, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Such a heartwarming story! I’m so glad she has him.

    Reply
    • 24. plaridel  |  April 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      yuhu:

      i’m sure he’s glad to have her, too.

      Reply
  • 25. amiewrites74  |  April 22, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Touching story!

    Reply
    • 26. plaridel  |  April 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      amie:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 27. Sandra  |  April 23, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Sounds like the right attitude to take. Well done.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  April 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      sandra:

      to have that kind of attitude is a gift. thank you.

      Reply
  • 29. Michael Wynn  |  April 23, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Very positive message. It takes a lot to think that way sometimes.

    Reply
    • 30. plaridel  |  April 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      mick:

      i agree, but it’s worth trying. as sheryl sandberg, the facebook executive who lost her husband said:

      “You can give in to the void, the emptiness that fills your heart, your lungs, constricts your ability to think or even breathe. Or you can try to find meaning.”

      Reply
  • 31. Sarah Ann  |  April 24, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Loved the positivity in this – a heart-warming tale.

    Reply
    • 32. plaridel  |  April 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

      sarah ann:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 33. Dale  |  April 24, 2017 at 7:07 am

    It’s all in how we look at things, right? Silver linings!

    Reply
    • 34. plaridel  |  April 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

      dale:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 35. lingeringvisions by Dawn  |  April 24, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    She’s lucky to be able to see the positive.

    Reply
    • 36. plaridel  |  April 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

      dawn:

      i think it takes a lot of courage to be able to do that.

      Reply
  • 37. Withered love – Yuhu  |  April 27, 2017 at 10:31 am

    […] week, I read all the 76 amazing entries! Here are a couple of stories that I really loved. Everything Happens for a Reason by Plaridel, who introduced me to the FF group. Thanks, Plaridel. The Spendthrift by Michael Wynn. […]

    Reply
    • 38. plaridel  |  April 27, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      yuhu:

      thanks for the pingback! much appreciated.

      Reply

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