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  • Magical Grandpa https://viewsshewrites.wordpress.com/

    This post is dedicated to my Grandpa who went with Santa Claus a few days back. Although he was not the story telling kind, he was the one who gave me the treasure of books. The abundance of books that he had given me in my childhood has developed my imagination, resulting in all these stories. Everything I am today is because of his subtle influence in my life. He shall always be remembered through my stories.

  • Y for Yacht https://viewsshewrites.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/y-for-yacht/

    Her dad had taught her how to sail on a yacht, after she got one as a birthday gift on her 13th birthday. Today, sailing out to the ocean on the yacht, she couldn’t help but think of her dad. If he was still alive, all this wouldn’t have happened. Maybe it would still have happened but she could have handled it better. Now, without him, here in the middle of the ocean, she felt all alone with the weight of the world on her shoulders.

    It was probably as soon as she got married that the troubles started. But the rose-tinted glasses of being newly married hid it all. Ryan never liked the success that her father had achieved. Maybe he was jealous, maybe he thought he couldn’t provide her the same as what her father could do for her, or maybe it was plain male ego. Whatever it was, there was always tension from him to her dad. Even when she insisted that they were very well off with him being a senior partner in his firm and her business booming the way it was, he still held a grudge. This was a cause of many arguments in those years.

    It all became a lost cause when Ryan lost his job due to some arguments with the partners. The grumpy Ryan became a sulky Ryan and it went downhill from there. Soon after that, her father passed away. If Ryan losing his job was a blow to her, this became the killing strike. Add to it the fact that Ryan did not even attend the memorial was the final nail in the coffin. She poured herself into her business and it boomed like never before. Her promoting a senior member of her team as a partner also did not sit well with Ryan. He had expected that she would make him the managing partner after he lost his job. Him knowing nothing about her business was not even a point to be considered. After that, he just stopped searching for a new job and instead found several ways to spend her money.

    That morning, he had said they should plan to conceive and she had told him to find a job first. Instead of getting into a fighting match like every time, she took off in the yacht.

    There was nothing left to live for her. Her business no longer interested her. All the conflicts in life was getting too much for her handle. She did not have anyone to share her troubles with or to help her deal with it. Waking up every day was starting to feel like a chore and the longing to sleep forever was getting to strong to ignore. Right now, only Ryan knew where she was and for all she knew, he wouldn’t care one bit if she didn’t return. The simple act of jumping into the water and letting herself go was very tempting to her after almost finishing an entire bottle of wine. “one last glass”, she thought “and then I wouldn’t feel anything”.

    Holding that glass of wine and sitting on the deck, she thought of her father. But this time, the more she thought, the more clearly the past came back to her. She was very small when her mother passed away. After that, her father had not married. She was the only focus for her dad. The money had come much later because of her dad’s tremendous hard work. Unlike what the world thought of her, she was not born into money but had seen how hard work and dedication could bring money. Before all the success, her dad had faced many failures. She had seen her dad cry helplessly. But in all those troubles, he had always told her, “Princess, when the storm hits, pull down the sails, but never let go of the helm. Crashing the ship is a cowardly way out. Wait for the rainbow after the storm. It will be worth it. Believe.” This was also one of the lesson he taught her while on the yacht.

    She woke up with a start. Her dad had come back with those last words to her. She was going to take the cowardly way out. She had much more to achieve, just like her father, and this was not the way to go.

    With a renewed hope, she sailed back home. She would divorce Ryan and focus on her business. Her business was her baby and she should never have even thought of abandoning it. There was so much more to do for her in life. She would move on. She is strong. After all, she was her daddy’s girl.

LATEST ARTICLES ( 30 )

  • The Perfect Crime

    Perfect Crime

    Based on a story prompt shared on Creative Writing Contest: Writers are being murdered at the mystery writers’ convention. Word count – 98 words Featured image... Read more

    Posted on 22 April 2019
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    Sickness Health

    Based on Flash Fiction story prompt given through Creative Writing – Someone replaced the woman’s contact lens solution with a damaging liquid. Read more

    Posted on 19 April 2019
  • Trouble in Patisserie

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    Janet hated this part of the day. This was the time when Richard came to the patisserie. Every time she saw Richard, her heart started to flutter and her... Read more

    Posted on 15 April 2019
  • Rest in Peace

    Story Prompt – You are an elderly man. Your wife has been nagging about your stench for years – on top of your declining health, of course. You finally visit... Read more

    Posted on 12 April 2019
  • The Enemy Within Us

    Enemy Within

    A special mention to Read and Dream Away for inspiring me to write this blog. “There’s nothing wrong with you”, “You are just trying to seek attention to... Read more

    Posted on 08 April 2019
  • The Ultimate Fight

    Ultimate Fight

    My humble contribution to my very good friend’s blog. Do visit her blog and encourage her works. Read and Dream Away https://viewsshewrites.wordpress.com. This... Read more

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  • Restaurant Review of “Bourbon House”

    Restaurant Review “Bourbon House”

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  • Time

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    Posted on 02 April 2019
  • Contact Me

    Contact

    Hey friends, this is Devi – creator of Views She Writes. I am here to answer all your questions, listen to your views on my blog, the presentation of the page o... Read more

    Posted on 30 March 2019
  • Old is Gold

    Gold

    Source – Google Oh the kids these days… They are always engrossed in their mobile phones. Somethings like Facepage or Birdie or instantgerm… Oh, is it Twitter... Read more

    Posted on 30 March 2019
  • Review-Out of the Easy

    Read and Dream Away Out of the Easy is a murder mystery, a coming of age story about a 18 year old ‘Josie Moran’.It is set in 1950’s french quarter New Orleans. Read more

    Posted on 28 March 2019
  • Happy Women’s Day

    Happy Women’s

    Read and Dream Away The morning was like any other morning, the sun shined in the same way as it did yesterday, the breeze was flowing around as it was flowing... Read more

    Posted on 27 March 2019
  • Homecoming

    Homecoming

    Source: Google I am starting to feel like I was drugged, or maybe hypnotized. There could be no other way I could be so groggy. Read more

    Posted on 23 March 2019
  • A New Home

    Story Prompt: Your character moves into a new place. On the surface, the place seemed ideal, but his/her first night there, your character discovers a terrible... Read more

    Posted on 19 March 2019
  • Medical Technology – A Short Story

    This story is a re-work of one of my previous stories – The girl is a doctor and guy is an engineer “Ah the joy of working on technology. Nothing can bring in... Read more

    Posted on 16 March 2019
  • Book Review of “Damned (Shaye Archer Book 7) by Jana Deleon

    Book Review “Damned (Shaye Archer Jana Deleon

    Buy ‘Damned’ through GoodReads Blurb Genre – Mystery / Thriller / Series When young priest Nicolas Chatry took his vows, he thought the hardest thing he’d have... Read more

    Posted on 15 March 2019
  • Magical Grandpa

    Magical Grandpa

    Nate opened his eyes and his Grandpa sitting next to him. “Grandpa!”, he exclaimed and got up to hug him. Grandpa hugged him back with equal enthusiasm. “Have... Read more

    Posted on 12 March 2019
  • Welcome!

    Welcome!

    Who doesn’t like gifts? The childlike joy of opening a gift is one of the most treasured moments of our lives That feeling you get as you unwrap your gift, the... Read more

    Posted on 11 March 2019
  • Alphabet Stories

    Alphabet Stories

    Source – Google Hello folks, I have finally finished my target of writing a story for every letter in the alphabet series. Please find below the list of stories... Read more

    Posted on 09 March 2019
  • Z for Zeal

    Zeal

    Graham was irritated today. The content changing air pressure of landing and taking off was giving him a headache. But this was his last trip and he needed the... Read more

    Posted on 08 March 2019