Too Far Away, Chapter 1…

Chapter 1: Anna took a deep breath. She hadn't realized that she would miss Matt this much. When they had planned this out, she had been confident that she would be able to cope just as well with him far far away. And yet, all she had thought off the entire day was him and... Continue Reading →

A Part of Her, Part 15…

So Far: Seeing Ben there had changed everything, yet again. She had gotten flustered and distracted and more than everything, hurt, again. But Ryan was right. Irrespective of what happened between them now, she knew she considered him one of her best friends. And she knew that this meant that she needed to tell him.... Continue Reading →

A Part of Her, Part 14…

So Far: She hadn't expected to see Ben. And when she had, she had gone right back to the introverted freshman in college she had been when she had first met him. The years of misogyny, the abuse and all the pain she had been through had seemed to disappear from her mind. She hated... Continue Reading →

A Part of Her, Part 13…

So Far: The conversation was easy, the company comfortable and the night absolutely perfect. By the time dessert was served, she felt much calmer about the date that she had been since he had asked her out. She felt like this might actually work out. Suddenly, she heard a voice right behind her, 'Hi Emma'. Chapter... Continue Reading →

A Part of Her, Part 12…

One month after the dinner... Chapter 12: Emma sat across the table from Henry. Over the last 2 months, she had grown fond of Henry and hanging out with him. She had, in fact, begun to consider him a close friend. It had been sudden and surprised her. Someone who usually took awhile to get... Continue Reading →

A Part of Her, Part 11…

Till Now: Henry felt this connection with her that he had never felt. She had become his friend fast and his confidante even faster. She made him feel like he was worth something. And just her presence in his life encouraged him to be a better man. And yet, despite all that, all that he... Continue Reading →

A Part of Her, Part 10…

So Far: She got off the tub dripping water on her mat. Grabbed a towel off the rack and wrapped it around her and ran to open the door. Both Ryan and Henry were standing outside waiting for her, exasperated. 'Sorry, sorry, I fell asleep in the bath. Come in, I'll be out in 2... Continue Reading →

A Part of Her, Part 9…

So Far: It felt a little weird to her that Henry was coming over. She knew she'd rather just wallow in self-pity today. But at the same time, the idea that he was coming over also made her feel almost glad for the company. It would be nice to have him over. It helped that... Continue Reading →

A Part of Her, Part 8…

Till Now: It was always nice to hang out with Ryan. He had a way with her that made her comfortable and forget all else. They enjoyed a nice meal, he drove her home, they watched a horror movie together and they sat up talking way past anyone’s bedtime. They talked about the past, the... Continue Reading →

A Part of Her, Part 7…

Till now: She would have to make plans with Ryan. She almost felt like she kept making him hang out with her all the time these days. Aah well, she knew he adored her, and well, more importantly, she knew he’d understand. Besides, he always managed to find something to do. With the thought almost... Continue Reading →

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