Falling In Love


Gently she lifted the old typewriter from the shelf and placed it on the table near the window. The Remington was like an old friend, long forgotten. Was it really a year since she had used it? Yes, it was.

She recalled the very last letter she typed out to him – her goodbye letter, telling him she could no longer bear to be an also-ran in his life. For two years before that, she had typed out a letter to him every day. Now she wondered whether he had really bothered to read those letters. Everyday she had written of her hopes, her love and her dreams for them…..

When he didn’t bother to respond to her goodbye letter, her already broken heart, just gave up. She had no will to write again. The Remington was put away – another reminder of unrequited love.

But today, it was time to start typing letters again. Inserting a rough sheet of paper into the roller, she tentatively typed: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. She repeated this line several times, until she got her typing rhythm back.

She was inspired. She was falling in love again and she just had to express her love. Taking off the rough sheet, she placed a sheet of that lovely thick letter paper she had bought the day before. Smiling to herself, she began typing her love letter: Dear Me.

β€œThe most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” ― Steve Maraboli

I decided to create something new for the 31 blogging days of October. You can join in if you like. Grab the button here or from the sidebar:

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I’m also linking into the Ultimate Blog Challenge and October’s NaBloPoMo


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  1. I am halfway through home in a train and in my excitement I am reading through your post on a mobile phone πŸ˜€

    It created the perfect picture of a writer in love. I can imagine many of us speaking of writing as a means to express emotions and when life takes bad turns those same words betray us. Finding the path again makes one reinstate belief and hope in themselves again πŸ™‚

    Pls ignore typos or grammatical mistakes, girl is doing it all on her little blackberry πŸ˜€

  2. sugandha

    Corinne such a lovely begining…just like protagonist, I am falling in love, but this time with your button. πŸ˜€
    waiting for tomorrow…

    P.S. the problem was with my browser, one Ctrl Alt Del can do wonders.

  3. Katherine Hetzel

    On the same journey as you, Corinne, through October. Love the idea of a writer in love with the words and tools of their trade – think I have a love/hate relationship with the laptop…

  4. Completely forgot about that sly fox!

    I had a typewriter like that once long ago. Not certain if I still do. The years are packed with memories and so is our garage!

    I’m linking to the UBC as well this go-round and a new challenge of writing at least 400 words/day this month. Excited to be part of both and seeing old friends, and meeting new ones.

    See you in the challenge, Corinne.

  5. This was such a wonderful post reminding all of us that the first person that we all need to fall in love with is ourselves. Such a wonderful, positive post to begin my Wednesday with πŸ˜€

    And “31 days hath October” has piqued my curiosity quite a bit. Waiting to read more about it πŸ™‚

  6. Nischala

    Ah! The lovely old typewriter .. Took me down memory lane.. when the typewriter had a special and prominent place in many a home, and heart.. And yes! I do agree that one should LOVE yourself! Look forward to your Oct posts.. Nischala

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