Cross Border Romance

The Burg was deluged with heavy downpour. Showers in a void day always induced grey cerebrations in me. I was lotus(sitting) against the window. The raindrops flowing in a slow stream against the sill of the window. My musings was interrupted by the echo of the doorbell across the empty hallway. 

“Finally! It must be..”, I aforementioned to myself. 

I cantered downstairs towards the russet wooden frame door, clutched the brass, mughal motif designed doorknob. A reassuring but sensation of fear of being wrong reverberated in me like an onomatopoeia. Languidly I opened the egress. 

I collapsed to my knees. The rain continued to show no mercy. There was no one there at the door. I dragged myself back to my desk in the study.

January 20,2017

Dear Diganta,

I’ve been reading your articles and stories here in Pakistan since a few months. You had captivated me with your first story, which was fortunately published here in a local magazine. Wait, I’ve not introduced myself to you, have I? I am Sania. Yes, I live in the far east province of Islamabad. I hope you’re doing fine, and this letter finds you good. Due to tensions, we here don’t have access to any other forms of communication other than contacting through letters.

I just wanted to mention, that your works have been a catalyst in making me more hopeful and positive for a better tomorrow. I sincerely thank you for that and urge you to keep motivating and inspiring people.

Love for you and all in India.

Regards

Sania

I leafed through the letter again and again. I was overwhelmed with elation. Yes, I’ve had a few admirers, but as a writer every time you get extolled, it’s a new feeling. I never knew I could galvanize others with my work. But I always believed in the saying: “The pen is mightier than the sword”.

The letter coaxed me to write more like a spark plug.

Sania wrote to me often. I was getting accustomed with the regular knock at the door by the mailman. The old versed man, often smiled at me and just exclaimed a short phrase

“It’s her.”

And he handed me the letter encapsulated in a falu tint envelope. I would stroke my finger on each word on the grained texture of the paper, imagining her, a young beautiful and blooming enthusiastic girl, sitting against the window looking at the distant horizon amidst the chaos engulfing her, writing on the paper.

“Dear Diganta

……”

Her epistles were a constant fountainhead to me scrawling more and more, divulging my emotions and thoughts on the paper. She had a charismatic persona. I could image her as a young girl, playful yet elegant, a sincerity in her attitude. She craved for freedom, from the shackles of terror that arrested her from the bright opportunities that were on display for her. She wanted a better world. She was a revolution. She was a symbol of power and pride.

She was someone the utopian future relied on.

She was someone I relied on.

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It has been more than quarter of a month since I’ve received letters from her. The mailman passes by everyday at noon, glancing at me, summing his short stare with an apologetic nod of denial as I stood in the veranda, beholding the wild blue yonder, breathing the welkin slowly as my heartbeat rises and rises and mind gets flooded with anxiety and thoughts of the inevitable distraught.

I still remember the phrase she had inscribed in her previous.

“Sketch the Map

Bridge the Gap”

A powerful message abstracted in her writing, she always amazed me.Finally, I decided to write to her.But, my fears slowly seemed to turn into reality as I never heard back from her. Still I continued to hope. Hoped the best for her.

“Dear Sania

…..

Yours

Diganta”

The piece of paper lying down in the ruins and asbestos of an ancient worn out set-up in the East province of Islamabad.

I went to my study, placed myself on the worn out cathedra, took a puff from my belvedere and started writing, blocking the disturbing noise of the monsoon battling against the fenestra like a mirror shattering to a million and one pieces.

The title on the paper said:

“Cross Border Romance”

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98 Comments Add yours

  1. Sonal Dugar says:

    Haha:) I could certainly connect with your this post. The way you were captivated by an unknown fan of yours to write more, even I was motivated and glad reading your wonderful comment.
    Really, how much you may write, until and unless you do not receive honest feedback and praise… not gonna work!!
    A great post here.. keep writing man 🙂

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    1. Well I tried to do a creative fiction although yes its true that admirers do motivate you to write more and critics polish you as a writer. A honest feedback is the guidemap to you becoming a better writer.
      Thanks again. Sure will. Keep reading. 🙂

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      1. Sonal Dugar says:

        The pleasure was all mine!

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  2. I really enjoyed the feeling of anticipation this post brought! Even though the story was very detailed and personal, I think the theme is very easy to relate to – building someone (even a stranger) up in our minds then almost living for the next chance we hear from them. Great post! It’s a “love” story I’d want to hear more of.

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    1. Thank you so much for the feedback. Our minds always builds up the image of someone we desire to be with , to know more about them . It’s the urge that leads us to unknown destinations. Thanks again . Would love if you could give my other posts a read. Cheers!

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  3. omobim1 says:

    It was really amazing reading this. Wow, that’s lovely, keep writing! Keep motivating people.. you never can tell where your story lands..kudos

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    1. Thank you so much. Surely we never now what’s in store for us. Thanks again 🙂

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      1. omobim1 says:

        You’re welcome!

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  4. AYusufR says:

    This post really intimidated me. I fear if i will anytime in my lifetime would be able to write the way you do.. looking forward to more posts like this and certainly going through all your earlier posts.. cheers mate. You are AWESOME.

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    1. Thank You so much. Really means a lot to me. You are a writer in the making. Just believe in yourself and work for it. Someday I’ll be the one trying to match the superiority of your writing. Thanks again 🙂

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  5. It’s so beautifully written.
    Captivating me since forever.
    Keep writing and inspiring. ❤

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  6. I’m now even more amazed at the fact that you thought my writing was powerful, because YOUR WRITING is BEYOND COMPARE. My goodness! I need to step it up! But anyway… your post, your writing are very inspiring. I’m looking forward to more from you. Definitely gained a new follower! 🙂

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    1. Yes it truly was ! I’m a prodigy in this field. Just a new adventure I embarked in recently. Someday I will be looking upto your posts and thinking the same. Thanks again 🙂 Stay blessed

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  7. God is Eternal 777 says:

    Great story. I love how you were able to incorporate letters and emotions from Sonia into your blog post. Can’t wait to see more and keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks a lot. Really appreciated. Keep writing. Loved your post. Stay blessed. 🙂

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      1. God is Eternal 777 says:

        You too. May God keep you focused on Him and on your chosen path.

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      2. Thank you again for the kind words 🙂

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  8. Nemo says:

    It is really good and captivating. The building of anticipation was something I really enjoyed.. 🙂
    Keep writing… 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. Surely will. Keep reading 🙂

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      1. Nemo says:

        I will for sure.. 🙂 You are most welcome.. 🙂

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  9. Shubham says:

    Seriously, i was left speechless by this short story 👌

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    1. Thanks a ton for appreciating. Means a lot to me ! 🙂

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  10. You are really a great writer, your post glued me to my seat. Really captivating.

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    1. Thank you so much for the praise. Means a lot to me. Thank You again 🙂

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  11. Tim A. Heron says:

    Well-written, captivating read. Keep it up. 😉

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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  12. Wow where’s the rest of it! lol this would make a great book. It drew me in 🙂

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    1. Haha yeah. Wanted to make it a longread but decided otherwise as most people dont indulge in longread. Thanks again 🙂

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  13. Each word connected with one another with such a great flow that I think many writers strive for. I believe almost anyone can relate to this because of how home like it feels. Truly, this is the beginning of my fandom of your work. Please continue to write with the same passion and thought.

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    1. Thank You so much for your kind words. I started this blog with the vision to express myself to a larger audience and amazing people like you are helping me in this journey. Thanks again. Much appreciated 🙂

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      1. How long have you been blogging?

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      2. Probably a month and a half

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      3. That is incredible, if you do keep with the “cool kids” you will definitely succeed.

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  14. Sirpeterism says:

    I’m elated by the post and its consequent responses

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  15. Books N Me says:

    Beautiful.
    I liked the diction.
    Keep going. 👍

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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  16. Anjali Arya says:

    The pleasure to read is all ours mam !! Beautifully done .. ☺️

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    1. Thank You so much 🙂

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      1. Anjali Arya says:

        I needed a favour .. condensed words ?? N n things … I hv a page as well on insta .. suggest me n help me a way to good write ups ..!!

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      2. Condensed Words are those which are influenced by social media like – u for you , r for are ….. Well , I’m sorry I dont use Instagram. But in order to improve write ups you just gotta express yourself not just for the sake of writing but for making yourself heard to a larger audience. Just keep on writing and scribbling and you’l flourish. Hope this helped. Thanks again 🙂

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      3. Anjali Arya says:

        Yah !! Very much so .. and thanks a lot ..!!! Will do .. ☺️

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      4. Glad to have helped. Keep blogging. Good day ahead 🙂

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  17. deliqute says:

    Your ability to create a clear picture for us the readers is stunning. I love it!
    Am definitely following

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    1. Thank you so much! Much Appreciated !

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  18. You have captured those subtle feelings beautifully. I loved it. Good Luck and keep going 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome 🙂

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  19. Natasha says:

    This isn’t fiction though right? Or is it? I’m a little confused

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    1. It is fiction. I wished it was a real life experience sometimes though

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      1. Natasha says:

        Aw man. I thought of telling you never to give up hope, that the letter shall arrive! Haha. I agree, reading it did make it all feel and look so naturalistic, heartbreaking in it’s beautiful way. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! 🙂

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      2. Haha. Would have said the same to someone who was going through this. Thank you again for appreciating. Means a lot

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  20. I enjoyed your imagery. Your words captivated my emotions.

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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  21. I hope you write second part of this story in future… I am sure readers must be dying to know the end of this story.

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    1. Will surely look into it . Thank you so much for giving it a read . Means a lot 🙂

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  22. Esther says:

    I didn’t really know what to comment on this when I read it at first, because I was stricken with how much I liked it. It’s not the usual story… It just has its own…matter. Do you understand what I’m trying to say?
    Tell me. This isn’t fiction yeah?

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. Appreciated 🙂 . Well I honestly wish I could say to you that it isn’t fiction but it is . I would have loved to have life like experiences like these though .

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      1. Esther says:

        Aww damn! I know the feeling. It’s beautiful the way you captured the feelings nonetheless. Thumbs up for that 👍
        And you’re very much welcome!

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      2. Thank you so much again 🙂

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  23. akansha1602 says:

    Wow!
    I mean the way you penned down a real experience.. it is simply beautiful.This kept me hooked in till the very end,I loved reading this. And ofcourse ,great choice of words.
    Keep going!

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    1. Thank you so much . Means a lot to me 🙂 well its fiction though (unfortunately) Thanks again for giving it a read . Much appreciated. Cheers ! 🙂

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  24. Wealthpedia says:

    Nice story.. keep it up digant

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    1. Thanks a lot 🙂

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  25. An engrossing read

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    1. Thank You so much ! Means a lot to me

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  26. Hello, I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the awesome Blogger award. You can get the details here :
    https://shootingstar617.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/awesome-blogger-award/

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    1. Hey . Thanks a lot. It means a lot to me. I honestly didn’t ever thought I would be capable of reaching that level of being nominated for the award. And congratulations to you. Well deserved. Thanks again. Cheers!

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      1. Thanks a lot! And yeah, cheers to both of us !! 😋

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      2. Anytime. Yeah cheers! 🙂

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  27. daisykumar says:

    Hey I tweeted this post on my twitter account: https://twitter.com/daisykmr2

    I love this post because my new novel is a romantic genre and I’ll be touching cross-border romance as well. If you like, you can tweet any of my blog posts on your twitter account, or follow me, and I’ll follow you back as your writing is so good. Happy writing!!

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    1. Hey. First of all, I really appreciate the fact of you taking time out to give my work a read. I am really glad you liked it. Thank you for the share on twitter, it means a lot to me. I shall be looking forward for your new novel. Unfortunately I am not on twitter, however I will create an account in the very near future and surely follow your account. Wishing you all the best and thank you again. Cheers!

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  28. daisykumar says:

    Sure! Thanks, I’ll follow you and keep you updated 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much again. 🙂

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  29. Really loved reading this
    Kudos to you and thank you again for your feedback at the community pool

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words . You’re welcome . Keep writing

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  30. Sidharth says:

    Beautiful exhibition of creative, I liked the way you connected the emotions with your skillful usage of words. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for giving it a read. I’m glad you found it worth your time . Means a lot to me

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      1. Sidharth says:

        Your welcome 🙂

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  31. N says:

    Really beautiful post!!

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  32. Sadhna Shanker says:

    Nice story in with the times. maybe you should actually get down to writing the novel. Keep writing. Good to know engineering types also like to write!

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂 Being extolled by such an experienced and matured writer like you means a world to me. 🙂

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  33. Jolene says:

    You must be the best writer amongst your engineering brethrens? 🙂
    I like your theme – not only because I happen to use it too!

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    1. Nah. Being modest, I’ve seen like a lot of writers who inspire me with their work (though sometimes I feel a bit of inferiority complex due to their skills but still it helps me developing on my own) but thank you so much,it personally means a lot to me to be labelled at least of that standards to be appreciated. I like this theme, it’s very organised and vibrant . Keep reading . Cheers 🙂

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  34. Beautiful and motivating.

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    1. Thanks a ton 🙂

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  35. I like the way you create images and scenes. Also you did a very good job building tensions through the back and forth of emails. I love it! Followed your blog and hope to see more of your great work!

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    1. Thank you so much for appreciating my work. Means a lot 🙂

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  36. Diganta Misra says:
  37. Aayushi says:

    This is truly beautiful and i love your way of writing. Is this fiction? Im really curious to know!

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂 Yes it is fiction

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  38. A beautiful piece of writing. Your words ebb and flow flawlessy, and the pacing is perfect. I look forward to reading more! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. This means a lot to me! 🙂

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      1. You are very welcome. 🙂

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