Saturday, October 11, 2014

Only If




This is where it started - a cacophony of rhythms finely tuned to render a softness that tugged at heartstrings. I played the drum, John and Sheila handed the vocals, Brian made the synthesizer his own while the Kelvin twins ruled the guitars.

And then, love happened, and bonds broke.

Sheila and I weren't meant to be together, but we didn't know it then. As the initial romance died, differences crept in. Gradually, love ended, and so did the band.

Fifteen years have passed, and the memories still resonate; only if love wasn't there, only if life had been fairer.


This 100 word fiction is shared with Friday Fictioneers.


22 comments:

  1. This is AMAZING.
    Please forward me the links that I have missed Amrit.

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  2. Dear Amrit,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers.

    Interesting that he looks back and realizes that he and Sheila weren't meant for each other. Life is what happens to you while your busy making other plans.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. these if and buts and those regrets! nice post.

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  4. Dont a lot of bands have similar stories :) Nice one!

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  5. All about "should have" and "could have" and "buts" and "regrets" ... that's how the cookie crumbles sometimes ... have another cookie ... yes? Love, cat.

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  6. EVERY TIME I READ UR STORIES I AM AWED!! U R JUST INCREDIBLE!!!

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  7. Another succinctly written glimpse into the life of Amrit...
    Just marvelous, Sir! And some feeling I know (remember)
    SO well, from years long evaporated into a nothingness we call "the past".
    GOOD to be here.

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    1. This is not a glimpse from my life Steve ... it's a fiction :p

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  8. Fantastic story! The past is never really over!

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  9. Your short fictions are exceptional and furnish the broad outline of bigger and more detailed novel. Have you thought of that?

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  10. Dear Armrit, Good story and well written! Nan :)

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