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The awesome twosome.

           The young man had been waiting for quite some time now. The venue, the time, had all been decided.  He breathed deeply; it was their first meeting.

           They had met nearly a decade ago, through the social media. The young man, an old-timer and the older one, a newbie!  But, they had connected instantly, commenting on each other's works, critiquing, encouraging and pushing each other to do their best.

          Presently, the old man beamed at his young friend with pride as he held the latter's  new book in his wrinkled palm. 

          "For you, old man, with love", he had signed.

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  1. nice, soothing, uplifting tale. Randy

  2. Dear Shilpa,

    This hits home with me more than I can say. One of my best friends ever is one I met through reading and commenting. Well told.



    1. Thank you, Rochelle! It is partly autobiographical! :)

  3. Nice.. A different way of looking at it.

  4. Sweet - and a bit of wishful thinking, I suspect?

    1. Yes! It is a bit of wishful thinking! How did you guess? :-)

  5. Isn't it wonderful when online connections blossom into lifelong bonds? I have a few like that, including you, thanks to my blog. I am so grateful for these people in my life.

    1. Yes, Shailaja, it is sure wonderful when we are able to meet and bond with people through the social media. I, for one, have made a couple of great friends through my blogging! Lucky to have met the right people!

  6. We can all so well relate to this no? Lovely write up!

    1. Yes, Aditi, we all can surely relate to this one!

  7. Wonderful story, Shilpa. The relations that blossom just by exchanging similar thoughts, finally get to meet in real. I think such relations are stronger. Well done. :)


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