Holding Hands Alone Together #Fridayreflections #fictionwriting

At #FridayReflections,  Corrine from EverdayGyaan and  Sanchie   give a writing prompt to blog about . The prompt for Sept 8, 2017 is Alone Together.

alone together

They were a loving couple , always  together , always seen holding each other’s hands .  Their love was the talk of the society as they could be seen holding each other’s hands everytime, whether going for shopping or a small evening walk.  Holding hands used to strengthen the intimacy between them as the heartbeats could be felt like dancing  Zumba on the love currents.

But after few years of marriage, life started moving on a rocky  and stressy road.  Argues and fights became a daily affair. The heartbeats still  danced but  not out of love. No more holding hands and no more butterfly feelings.

Today  the judge had finally signed their  judicial separation papers . Coming out of the courtroom,  they thought of holding   the hands  together once again  for the last time, although their hearts were feeling Alone Together.



Hi, I am Monika, an educationist for the last 17 years and a mom to a daughter for the last 11 years . Give me a hot cup of masala tea with some snacks plus a laptop and I am happy ! My Blog is a mixed bag of my observations ,learnings and experiences . To me , life is love, life is helping & learning from each other. Life is not that complex -We just have to stop overthinking .

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56 Responses

  1. Anita khanna says:

    Bitter separation …..so sad

  2. Alana says:

    Sad when a marriage fails. How does that spark of love die?

  3. Love dying is the saddest thing. Marriage can have very stressful moments, and many couples find themselves floundering and losing the lines of communication. I’ve seen it too many times.

  4. Written with such brevity…! loved your writeup.

  5. Manisha Garg says:

    So many emotions in few lines. Great read

  6. Bellybytes says:

    I suppose breaking up still leaves you ‘connected ‘ in someway.

  7. Obsessivemom says:

    ‘Alone together’ – that was beautifully said.

  8. Love is such a strange beast, isn’t it! Well written, Monika!

  9. U K says:

    This happens with many when marriages are done just for the sake of social status. Rather a positive approach has to be from both parties checking compatibility and not just rosy love which appeals only in the beginning. A True eyeopening post. Thanks for sharing.


  10. Love and its complexities of life.. Sigh!!!! Well written :))

  11. upasna says:

    How Life changes….strange but true. Lovely take on the prompt Monika.

  12. Happt to join with you for #MyFriendAlexa. I could feel the pain of this story since my own brother was a victim of divorce dramas. Those were heart breaking moments. Ir-repairable loss. Hoping that time will heal my brother’s wound and pain.

  13. Akshata says:

    I recall reading Twinkle Khanna’s column yesterday which was on similar lines. It’s really sad to see love which once meant the world fizzles out. The fast paced life, changing priorities, intrusion of social media , so many things responsible but end of day it’s up to the couple to keep the flame burning

  14. Anchal says:

    The story of every marriage ! I wish love was never lost.

  15. Shamik says:

    Short and nice read. Touchy too!!

  16. Shalini says:

    What a well-written tale! You’ve incorporated the prompt beautifully!

  17. karuna chauhan says:

    Its strange how love fizzles out and how sometimes we give up so easily… if only we can put aside everything and hold hands… this was lovely

  18. Varsh says:

    The gesture of holding hands can be such a waste without any intimacy. Lovely writeup.

  19. Charu Gujjal says:

    That’s a sad ending but if it gives peace, then so be it!

  20. When I was wondering what will you write on this unusual prompt, you totally surprised me.
    Loved it.

  21. Neha says:

    Believing only in the rose tinted version of love can lead to disillusion. Commitment and acceptability seem to have lost somewhere

  22. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Bittersweet separation… yeah, old memories trying for second chances while another part is more eager to say goodbye. Sigh.

  23. Rajlakshmi says:

    Sad how relationships fall apart. Beautiful narration.

  24. I so wish that with this holding of the hands for the last time reminds them of the happy moments to bring them back together..

  25. ashwin says:

    All good things come to an end unfortunately.

  26. Natasha says:

    Oh! The love’s quandary. You don’t know when it will change it’s course, leaving behind bitter, yet sweet memories of the past.
    Love holds steadfast when you hold on to it, with your tender, caring, patient loving.


  27. sigh… that was sad. Well written

  28. Disha says:

    Bitter truth of many relations, but its better to be alone together than suffering together…

  29. Dixita says:

    Sad but the end was good
    They still hold their hand one last time was thoughtful and respectful

  30. Deepa says:

    This is so sad but this happens when couples no longer understand each other. Good one Monika.

  31. Diya says:

    Partners even in being alone. It’s a sad reality for many.

  32. Gayatri says:

    The bitter reality of many relationships. Sad.

  33. Bitter truth of so many marriages.

  34. Many times situations make us happy or sad. It depends on our stability that how far we can take that relationship. Good take on the prompt.

  35. Ness says:

    Bittersweet and a great take on the prompt. I could really picture this. Nice work.

  36. You have encapsulated so many emotions in so few words. Really well written

  37. Dipika says:

    This is story of so many couples who are lost in the grinding of daily necessities or forget the core reason of why they are together at the first place. Lovely bitter-sweet tale Moniks.

  38. I guess being out of a stressful marriage is being in it and trying to compromise. In today’s fast paced world, relationships are losing the human touch and that’s quite sad to be honest. Relationships are made and broken as fast as one can even dream of.

  39. Not an uncommon story. Thanks for linking up

  40. aww! thats a sad story. but it’s true time and life sometimes take way the charm from marriage.

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