Lost Love

February 19, 2020 at 2:05 pm 39 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 21 February 2020

 Dawn Miller
Photo Credit: Dawn Miller

 
It looked just like any other day, but not really. Fernando was leaving for America for what he thought was more than his village could offer.

When it was time to say goodbye, he leaned in to kiss Sara, who didn’t want him to go, but she pulled away.

“What’s wrong?” he asked, perplexed.

“Long distance relationship doesn’t work.”

“Are you breaking up with me?”

“It’ll be better for both of us.”

Many years later, Fernando came back to reclaim what he already had. By then, it was too late. Sara was married and had a family of her own.

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39 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  February 19, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Sara is the wise one here, best to let it go.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  February 21, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      iain:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 3. neilmacdon  |  February 19, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    You can never go back

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    • 4. plaridel  |  February 21, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      neil:

      and if ever you can, it won’t be the same anymore.

      Reply
  • 5. Sandra  |  February 20, 2020 at 2:18 am

    I’m not sure what else he expected would happen. You take your happiness where you can.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  February 21, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      sandra:

      sound advice.

      Reply
  • 7. Brenda's Thoughts  |  February 20, 2020 at 3:18 am

    He moved on, pursued his dreams, all the while expecting her to be waiting. Not too smart of him.

    Reply
    • 8. plaridel  |  February 21, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      brenda:

      he couldn’t have it all.

      Reply
  • 9. rochellewisoff  |  February 20, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Perhaps Fernando realized all too late his fortune was in Sarah. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 10. plaridel  |  February 21, 2020 at 2:11 pm

      rochelle:

      big mistake on his part.

      Reply
  • 11. ceayr  |  February 20, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    As John Lennon said ‘Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans’.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  February 21, 2020 at 2:10 pm

      ceayr:

      what a nice quote. thank you for sharing.

      Reply
  • 13. Susan A Eames  |  February 21, 2020 at 12:18 am

    Ah, sad story – but very true to life.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • 14. plaridel  |  February 21, 2020 at 2:10 pm

      susan:

      your comment is much appreciated. thank you.

      Reply
  • 15. Keith's Ramblings  |  February 21, 2020 at 3:00 am

    It’s hard to feel sorry for him, but easy to feel happy for her!

    Here’s mine!

    Reply
    • 16. plaridel  |  February 21, 2020 at 2:10 pm

      keith:

      that’s one way of looking at it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. draliman  |  February 21, 2020 at 4:38 am

    I think she did the right thing. And he couldn’t really expect to go off on an “adventure” and she’d still be there waiting for him!

    Reply
    • 18. plaridel  |  February 21, 2020 at 2:09 pm

      draliman:

      she was a realist.

      Reply
  • 19. bearmkwa  |  February 21, 2020 at 5:53 am

    Ouu, ouch. What a break! Great writing this week, Plaridel. Our dreams do have prices and reprecussions that we don’t always see at the time.

    Reply
    • 20. plaridel  |  February 21, 2020 at 2:09 pm

      jellico:

      thank you for your generous comment. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 21. msjadeli  |  February 21, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Time waits for noone. Their relationship carried on in his mind but she moved on. It is a tough lesson for him. Hopefully he will move on as well. Good story, Plaridel.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  February 21, 2020 at 2:09 pm

      msjadeli:

      she did break up with him before he left. he couldn’t expect her to wait for him to come back.

      Reply
  • 23. michaelwynnauthor  |  February 22, 2020 at 2:03 am

    The trick is recognising what you have before you lose it. I think many of us have made these mistakes

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    • 24. plaridel  |  February 23, 2020 at 11:16 am

      michael:

      i’m afraid it’s part of being human to make mistakes and learn from them as much as we can.

      Reply
  • 25. susanmehr  |  February 22, 2020 at 5:28 am

    Love truly lost, beautifully written.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  February 23, 2020 at 11:15 am

      susan:

      i’m flattered that you thought so. deeply appreciated.

      Reply
  • 27. Liz Young  |  February 22, 2020 at 8:06 am

    The grass wasn’t greener on the other side of the fence after all.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  February 23, 2020 at 11:15 am

      liz:

      he took the risk and must leran to deal with the consequences of his decision.

      Reply
  • 29. Dale  |  February 22, 2020 at 9:30 am

    It is to be expected. A sad tale…

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    • 30. plaridel  |  February 23, 2020 at 11:14 am

      dale:

      i guess you don’t know what you have until you lose it.

      Reply
      • 31. Dale  |  February 23, 2020 at 11:17 am

        True

        Reply
  • 32. Sascha Darlington  |  February 23, 2020 at 9:10 am

    Time passes. She understood the reality and he was working on dreams. Good story!

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    • 33. plaridel  |  February 23, 2020 at 11:14 am

      sascha:

      for his sanity, he should learn to let go too.

      Reply
  • 34. pennygadd51  |  February 23, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Sara gave Fernando fair warning – she broke it off with him. I’m glad she was able to move on and be happy. And it’s not surprising that Fernando came back to the village. The fact that he expected Sara to wait for him shows that he was never properly committed to being successful in America, or he would have found a nice wife over there.

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    • 35. plaridel  |  February 23, 2020 at 11:14 am

      penny:

      i guess in life, there’s no turning back. things change. nothing stands still.

      Reply
  • 36. granonine  |  February 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Ah, those missed opportunities!

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    • 37. plaridel  |  February 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

      linda:

      oh well… such is life.

      Reply
  • 38. Tannille  |  February 23, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    The choices people make. No point regretting them.

    Reply
    • 39. plaridel  |  February 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

      tannille:

      true, just learn to live with them for better or worse.

      Reply

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