Kevin's version of Meant To Be

Another version of this short story from female protagonist's point of view was previously published on Straight From The Heart. Read it here : Megha's version of Meant To Be

She was drunk. Not ‘I-will-puke-any-moment’ too drunk but nevertheless she was drunk. This was the second time she had taken drinks. First was when we had celebrated our graduation. Things were different then.

We were friends. I wanted to be more than friends. We were alone in her house, the house her father had bought for her. I visited her often, sometimes even stayed overnight but the couch in the living room was always my bed. Graduation night was different. That night I crossed my limits and entered her bedroom. A couple of glasses of champagne and she was already drunk enough to kiss me. I had taken that as a hint. I knew I should have not. All my emotions channeled into the kiss, I had given her a part of myself. I should have waited. She had big plans. She wanted to achieve a lot many more things in life than fall in love, get married and start a family. I had my own plans but they were simple. A good job, decent house and marrying the girl I loved. I was ready to wait, I had decided to wait but the moment, the closeness was too much to handle. She had taken the initiative to kiss and I had lost control. For me, to know that she loved me was enough to survive a few more years and watch her achieve whatever she aimed to achieve before settling in life. But, after a few breathless moments which followed the passionate kissing, she told me that it was a mistake and then she puked on my shirt. Just like that - the moment was over. After getting her cleaned up I had helped her get into the bed. I had removed his own shirt to wash and then slid next to her, propped up on my elbow, watching her sleep. I loved her and would always love her. Sometime later, I had fallen asleep but was awakened in the middle of the night because of the movement in bed. Megha had shifted close to me and I could now feel her warm breath on my neck, her arm rested on my bare chest. I had to get up, I knew. I tried to shift without waking her up but she opened her eyes and I could not move. The mesmerizing eyes held me in a state of trance and I could not move even when she started kissing me again. The soft wet lips moving from my neck to my jawline and finally resting on my lips. My heart started to race and my breathing became fast and shallow. I wanted this, I had always wanted this. I did not want her to stop and had kissed her back, once again pouring out my emotions into the kiss. She had felt my love, I knew it. The intensity of our kiss had increased and before I could stop myself, my hand had begun tracing the curves of her body.

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Love Stories - compilation of 30 short stories on love & relationships now available in paperback format on and, will soon be available on and
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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