WRITING 101: Seasons

My soul still search for you.

For five long years, I was able to avoid this street. I was able to erase this area. I wanted to avoid you. I wanted to avoid us.

Until my car stopped. It ceased to move, for reasons I don’t know. I guess it brought me here. To the corner we call our own.

Winter, spring, summer and fall, this bench was ours.

It was a cold December night when you find me in this corner. I said my name, you said yours.

It was a blooming April morning when you asked me to be yours. Of course, I said yes.

It was a hot yet so bright July afternoon when you gave me that ring. I said I love you and you said you do, too.

I waited for you on that fateful day of October. I can vividly smell the earth-scents and feel the sky-winds as I saw you walk towards me.

I thought it was you. But it wasn’t you. I thought you will come for me. But instead, I went to see you. I waited for you on our corner. But you didn’t wait for me. It’s humidly autumn, but you laid still, chillingly frozen.

“Enough,” I said to myself.

I went back to my car because I cannot stand to be in this corner anymore.

I ran, then stopped abruptly when I saw my bloody self inside my crushed car.

Yay! This is the first time in so many years that I crafted a fictional very-short story and this feels great!

This post is inspired by Blogging University’s WRITING 101 Day 4 assignment. 

Day 4: A story in a single image

Yesterday, you found inspiration in one word and used it as a springboard for a post idea. Images — including photographs and works of art — can also act as starting points for stories, essays, poems, and personal musings. For this exercise, use one of the images above as the creative spark for today’s post. You might use it as the setting for a story or poem, write about how it makes you feel, or describe a memory conjured by it.

NOTE: This story has already a second part. Seasons Part II.

Please share your thoughts.

I highly value your comments, fellow bloggers. 🙂


101 thoughts on “WRITING 101: Seasons”

    1. You have no idea how your words make me so happy today! I have replied in almost all the comments here on my post that writing a fiction is somehow new to me and after I have read your works, I felt less and less confident.

      But your words are just so… touching. Thank you so much!

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      1. Thanks for your compliment. ☺️ I am still learning, and lacking in many ways. Many writers have encouraged and motivated me along the way. Let’s learn and grow together 🙂

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  1. It’s a very touching story, Rose.

    Poetic, sensitive and comely ❤

    I love the picture too ❤

    I have shared it on FB, Twitter and Google.

    My best wishes,
    Anand 🙂

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    1. Oh my! That is the comment that I have been waiting for! 😀 That’s a dream come true for me! Really! Thank you soooo much!
      I am a fan of books that can give me goosebumps and I dream of doing the same to my reader so… I am just so happy. I think my tears are coming now. :’)
      Thank youuuu!

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  2. This is fantastic, you go girl..!!!! Not even for a moment my mind got distracted. You writing kept me captivated wanting to know more, pushing me to read the next sentence. Well done. You have a bright future in writing. Good luck. God bless.


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    1. Awwww! I really cannot thank you enough! Your words are just the greatest encouragement that I have. 🙂 Thank you. This is my first-ever short fiction story and I really can’t help by cry out of happiness. Thank youuuu!

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    1. Aww. Your words are just so sweet and I cannot help but cry out of happiness. This is my first-ever fictional short-story. You don’t know how much your words mean to me. Thanks a lot! :’)


    1. You’re the second person to say that! And I really think I can’t help but cry now! :’) Thank you! I am not so confident about this fiction story but your words are just so heart warming. Thank you!


  3. 2nd time of reading. Very strong. Took me on a journey of images and thoughts. Question, who was waiting at the corner? And the ending, quite shocking! Feeling nice until the end, still questioning. Excellent writing.

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  4. Powerful writing, Rosema! Until the last sentence, I was sure it was a story about a woman and a man who met on the bench and fell in love. But after reading the last sentence, I had to second-guess everything! 🙂 Now I wasn’t sure if it was a story about you meeting yourself, getting to know yourself, through the seasons of a year. But I think you wanted us to be uncertain, ha ha ha! I like it!

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  5. Sorry, I wrote you earlier encouraging you to try writing short short. I had forgoten that you are so brilliant in the above text that is a kind of short story. I read it two days ago and I gave you a Like! It is great piece of work, a pazzle of setences and the emotions are so deep and meaningful.

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