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Once upon a time – no, wait, you cannot begin a Gothic love story like that.

It was autumnally sunny – that’s better. If not Gothic, at least it’s true. Also, things weren’t particularly Gothic way back then.

We met at the schoolyard. Her little boy had gone in without waving. I gave her a sympathetic smile, remembering how that feels, and told her you kinda get used to it.

She was beautiful. Stunning, but she looked seventeen. Too young for a six year old child.

She told me her name was Charlotte and the world lit up around me.

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    Drew Martyn over 5 years ago

    For a little while I've been wondering how a love so intense as I've attempted to portray could start, so I've tried to piece together the backstory. I'm trying not to plan ahead on this as I want to make each drabble complete in itself, as far as I can, so who knows, this could go on forever or I may never write another one!

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    Horrorshow over 5 years ago

    Well worth exploring the backstory, Drew. You've struck gold with this series so far.

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    Drew Martyn over 5 years ago

    Thanks Horrorshow. Up to now I thought writing romance would be a doddle, but it's so hard to get the feeling in and not get overly sentimental.How wrong could I be? I'm glad you're enjoying it mate.

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