Secret

There are few things that cannot be explained. Hence, Sheila could not explain why she did what she had done. She could not provide any justification for falling in love with a man who was 15 years elder to her and was her stepfather’s colleague. Her stepfather was furious and had slapped her when he came to know how she felt about his colleague and he tore off the love note Sheila had carefully tucked under her pillow. Her mother called it the effect of hormones. They assumed that she was merely infatuated towards that man.
She knew it was not so. She loved him, she really did. But, he had betrayed her. Without understanding or caring for her feelings he had told her father about it. It was not her fault if she loved him even when she knew that he was married. His wife did not love him, she knew it. She had seen her with another man and had tried telling Samuel about it but he misunderstood her and misinterpreted her statement.

She did not care what he thought of her as far as she knew that she was right and she was going to prove it. Samuel and she shared a special bond, they shared lots of secrets, he confided in her as a friend and it did not matter to him that she was younger by 15 years; he always told her that she was far more matured for her age. Then why had all this changed suddenly when she told him that she loved him. Just because she was only 16 years old?

Sheila thought about their last meeting as she paced the floor of the room she was staying in. Where had she landed up! She was meant to be in his arms and not here, not like this. She sat on the bed and covered her face with her palms. She smelled blood.


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Love Stories - compilation of 30 short stories on love & relationships now available in paperback format on pothi.com and amazon.com, will soon be available on flipkart.com and amazon.in.
Also available in kindle format. (Currently available on kindle unlimited for free).



Book details:
Publisher: Arti Honrao
Number of Pages: 315
Dimensions: 6 inch x 9 inch
Interior Pages: Black & White
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)


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Love Stories



Description of Love Stories:

Love Stories, a compilation of 30 short stories deals with a range of emotions - from the sweet feeling of first love to the brutal and intolerable suffering of a love lost. It includes pangs of jealousy, helplessness of one-sided love, anything and everything to do with love.

Memories play a vital role in our lives and as the protagonists go through emotions, create memories and re-live them, the author assures that you would go through every emotion, feel the turmoil of the protagonists and the warmth that spreads through their body as they bask in the wonderful feeling of Love.

When it comes to the matters of the heart, everything becomes unpredictable; we become what we never thought we would become; nevertheless we turn out to be a better version of ourselves. That's the power of Love. We love people not for what they are; but what we become when they enter our lives.


Read a note from one of the stories in the book



About the author:

What you feel deep within you is more important than what you think you feel...
Reaching that deep within place is not too difficult; you just need to cut off the chaos,
Go on a walk, spend some time with nature, listen to music, do something you really enjoy doing and not do it only because you have to...”

These lines by Arti herself perfectly sum up Arti’s writing and all that it stands for. Her writing represents feelings more than thoughts, insight more than opinions.

When you read her stories, or talk to her about them, you realize that she has lived her stories, each word, each character as though they were a part of another world, a world that she could open for us through her stories. Her blog 'You me and stories' is one such sneak peek into this amazing realm of love and relationships.

Author of fiction books 'My Life-story' and 'Is This Love & Autumn - The Last Leaf', Novel 'Resemblance - The Journey of a Doppelganger' and ‘Love Stories’ – compilation of 30 Short Stories on Love & Relationships, Arti is quite prolific and has written several poems, short stories, blog posts and more. She is an avid reader, an active blogger and a gifted photographer. Her unique way of depicting feeling and emotions, a simple yet skilful use of language and believable characters make her writing truly different. As the author herself admits, she does take words and dip them in feelings! The result is often a sweet and savoury read that keeps the reader asking for more!
A true Mumbaikar at heart Arti is single and currently lives with her parents.







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