Over a cuppa

cup of tea

“If we were having coffee on that first date, we wouldn’t have been together! I still remember that day distinctly. Those were wonderful times! “, she said as she sipped some tea. The tea was the way she’d liked except for the sugar that had disappeared over time.


She sat there for a while, slowly sipping the tea, as memories kept coming back. She remembered the numerous conversations that she had with him, many of them over a cup of tea. The smiles they shared, the tears that come along, the struggles they faced, the memories they made- it all kept coming back. But he wouldn’t.


She got up and picked up the cup of tea that was kept in front of his picture. Having tea with him was a habit that she wouldn’t break.
“Since you aren’t drinking this, its mine”, she said wiping away the tears that had slowly welled up in her eyes and were now flowing down her wrinkled cheeks.


Time had passed, but the memories and the pain had remained.


I haven’t written Fiction recently. But I’ve craving to do so for a while now! Let me know how you liked this.
The prompt for Day 7 is ‘If we were having coffee…….’
And with this post, I successfully completed the Write Tribe Festival of Words.

14 responses to “Over a cuppa”

  1. Zainab says:

    A nice take on the prompt! Feel sad for her though 🙁
    Beautifully, written!

  2. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Maybe they had had a happy and long life together. But still, agree with Zainab. a bit sad for her 🙁 Nice fiction, Reema. 🙂

  3. Nice one Reema.. THough I am sad for her.

  4. Monika says:

    I loved her habit of having tea with him , lovely written

  5. Aesha says:

    Emotional story! lack of sweetness in the relationship is expressed so well!

  6. Lovely reading this Reema.But very sad too !Great connecting with you during this #writebravely event.Keep writing .

  7. A bit of bitterness in this relationship is expresssed so well…


  8. If we were having coffee, I would tell her to cherish those dreams and memories and just be happy that they happened.

    Beautiful take on the prompt. 🙂

  9. I hope her pain subsides with time and all that which remains is the sweetness of the happy memories with him.

  10. That’s a lovely take on the prompt. Hope she gets over the pain for him and through his memories. Congratulations on completing the challenge!

  11. Geethica says:

    Ficion is difficult for me too. But you have weaved it so well. And bravely changed coffee with tea.

  12. What a powerful writeup Reema. Good one!

  13. Short and sweet piece, I love your work, Reema 🙂 Keep writing.

  14. These are just few lines, but it made me so sad to read this. I can not imagine what life must be after loosing a loved one. I honestly don’t even want to imagine.

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