A Blunder A Day


“And before I knew it, I had hit ‘Send’. How is she going to react?”

Anil had to re-read the mail at least 10 times. He was not sure how the events would unfold. At least there was hope. He hadn’t mentioned any name in the mail. It was a love letter with a lot of endearment terms. It read more like a diary entry. Hope she doesn’t figure out that it was not meant for her. But then, when was the last time he called her any word of endearment. Or for that matter, when was the last time they spoke of anything else other than the children and the mortgages.

The mere act of clicking the send button,had put him in a state of turmoil. He was not ready to face the consequences. He was not in love with his wife, but he was not ready to give up on the marriage yet.He had to think about the children. Thinking about Seema and talking to her always made him feel better. He knew his love for Seema can and will never be accepted ever. Even Seema wasn’t aware of his feelings for her. She was married and had a life of her own. But the heart wants what the heart wants.

Today morning he had a major fight with his wife Maya. He needed to relax himself. So he composed a loving mail to Seema explaining what he was going through. He was typing it under a lot of pressure. But as he typed he realized how he was feeling the calmness take over him. Seema had that effect on him. His finished typing and with a calm mind clicked the send button and instantly felt a sense of relief.

He went back to check why there was no reply. That’s when he realized that he had sent the mail to his wife Maya instead of Seema. In the short time that Anil waited for a response, he imagined varied response scenarios. But he never expected the reply he got back.

“I understand you now sweetheart. I am sorry for what happened in the morning”, Maya wrote. “We have to discuss this and learn to understand each other better. Come home soon today. Love you”.

That’s when Anil realized that he had never given his marriage a chance. He swore to try and work things out with Maya.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

( This weekend your post should begin with, And before I knew it, I had hit ‘Send’. )

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32 thoughts on “A Blunder A Day

  1. Beautiful story.
    Sometimes when you have lost all hope and find ways to run away from things/relationships, all it takes is a moment, a comforting word, a smile from your loved one, to get back that glimmer of hope. And you realize you are not ready to give up yet!!


  2. When you had said that he wrote to Seema what he was going through,I thought he might have mentioned about Maya.Lucky he didn’t and his gaffe in sending it to Maya turned out well.A crisp story well written.


    • Thank you KP. He was sheer lucky. I have realised that when we compose an emotional mail or write something when stressed out, we are in a different world and we rarely realise what we are typing. I tried to bring this out here. 🙂


  3. Just scrolling down your blog and stumbled upon this post. What a sweet story. Sometimes we do need to give relationships a second chance. Though of course that’s tough to remember when you’ve written it off. Wonderfully put.


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