Footprints Engraved In Heart ๐Ÿ‘ฃ |Short Story

She was blushing. She knew he was going to propose to her. They held hands and walked towards the sea. He remembered!!! She thought happily. She had always wanted to get a proposal near the sea.

It was going to be one hell of a romantic story of theirs. She had already planned what and how she would tell her friends their story. As they neared the sea, the breeze blew her hair and he glanced at her through the side of his eyes. They didn’t talk much. Her heartbeat was high. She just went along with him. Both not willing to break this silence.

They had been childhood sweethearts. Their parents were the best of friends so it was natural that they would end up spending so much time together. Everybody teased them. She wouldn’t mind though.

They reached their favorite spot. Leaving their footprints behind washed away by the sea. She looked at him with anticipation in her eyes. He looked deep down her eyes which touched her soul. Finally ready to speak. She was nervous for some reason.

” Set me free Anna. Set yourself free. Start your birthday on a new note. I will love you forever but you need to let me go.”

The reality hit her hard. A flood of memory came back to her. She couldn’t say anything. Just the flashback. It was last year on her birthday. They were standing right here when Mike proposed to her. She couldn’t believe her eyes. There he was kneeling down with a flower ring in his hand. She had of course said yes. It was like her dream come true. She screamed out loud. Happily. They were going to marry. She couldn’t wait to tell her friends and family. But that had to wait. Out there in the sea was a drowning man. In an attempt to save him, Mike had jumped in. He had almost gotten hold of him when the high tide threw him further away from the shore. Anna screamed again. This time frantically for help. Nobody came. There was bloody no lifeguard. She couldn’t see him anymore. He was lost from her view. He was lost forever.

She started crying for the first time in that one year. She had kept it all in her. She couldn’t register what had happened in that one year. It was all lost. All she knew was that he was going to come back to her. She was clinging to her past. She cried her heart out. Mike was beside her. Slowly disappearing. The breeze brushed past her lips. It felt like he was kissing her. She could feel him. He was close. He whispered, “Everything is going to be fine, you have got nothing to worry about. Just move on. Move on Anna. For us”.

Her heart felt lighter somehow. She turned back to return. This time just one pair of feet leaving the mark behind and the blowing wind erasing the marks.

PS: For all those who have loved and lost…

I Heart You All <3

ยฉ 2018 short story by MissteriosoDas

Feel free to share this story and Connect with me on Instagram: @missteriosodas ~ Head Full Of Dreams โ™ฅ

106 Comments Add yours

  1. Great post. Thank you

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. You’re welcome!

        1. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Auroraboros says:

    Such a touching story, and you tell it well. I also appreciate the dedication… ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing this.

    1. I just tried. I hope I did well. Thank you for appreciating and encouraging me ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Beautiful and heart breaking ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. wow, romantic love story ..

    1. Thank you dearโค๏ธ

  5. rita says:

    Beautiful story

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿค—

  6. Baffledmum says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ณ!!! Was expecting a nice love story! Still great though… another talent of yours displayed. X

    1. I did begin on a happy note but then thought it was predictable maybe. So changed the ending. I hope I did okay. I am not that much into writing these you know. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Baffledmum says:

        I loved it! Exactly the type of novel I would read… x

        1. That is such a huge compliment for me right now. Really thankful for encouraging me๐Ÿ™‚

  7. What a beautiful story. I had chills and goose bumps at the end of it.

    1. I never really thought that this could have such impact. I am really glad I could do some justice to this story. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. You are welcome. I look forward to reading more of your work.

        1. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. quitahale1 says:

    Aaawwww!! Great post!

    1. Thanku you sooo much๐Ÿค—

      1. quitahale1 says:

        Ur welcome๐Ÿ˜˜

        1. ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ

  9. Very touching and evocative!

    1. Thank you. Glad you liked it โ˜บ๏ธ

  10. A moving story and very well told!

    1. It feels good when the purpose is served.Thank you for appreciating.

      1. You’re more than welcome.

        1. โ˜บ๏ธ

  11. Liberty H. says:

    Such a sweet story!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Keep on writing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you for the encouragement ๐Ÿค—

      1. Liberty H. says:

        Yup! ๐Ÿ™‚ I know encouragement helps(A LOT) in writing! ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. It definitely does. More so if you’re doing something new โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

          1. Liberty H. says:

            Yes! ๐Ÿ˜€

            1. ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Graci says:

    Penned well. I thought it’s going to be a happy ending ๐Ÿ˜“.. then suddenly ๐Ÿ˜“ but you write it so well… I can feel it..

    1. I meant to write a happy one but then I thought it’s getting predictable. So twisted it out a little in the end. I hope I didn’t destroy the story. Thank you for encouraging.

      1. Graci says:

        Oh you wrote it so well and I love the twist. ๐Ÿ˜„

        1. Yayy.. Pheww trust me I am so relieved now โ˜บ๏ธ

  13. Winnie says:

    Heart-wrenching but beautifully narrated!

    1. Thank you Winnie. Means a lot.. I tried ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Winnie says:

        Youโ€™re welcome! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        1. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Gave me goosebumps! All the feels there, well done.

    1. I am so glad you liked it. Thank you for appreciating ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. You’re welcome โ˜บ

        1. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Beautiful… ^ ^

    1. Thank you so muchโ˜บ๏ธ

      1. Your welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

        1. โ˜บ๏ธ

  16. So sad. Im crying!

    1. Oh please don’t…I guess that the purpose of this story is served if that’s the impact.

  17. Very creative! Leaves a great message even if itโ€™s a sad love story โ˜บ๏ธ

    1. So glad you liked it. Thank you๐Ÿค—

  18. Anne J. says:

    Oh wow! I didn’t expect that. I thought it wasn’t going to be a proposal. It was going to be a goodbye but I didn’t expect what followed after. Great twist! Excellent flash fiction!

    1. I am so glad you liked it. I thought of giving the twist so that it becomes a bit unpredictable. Thank you for appreciating โค๏ธ

      1. Anne J. says:

        It’s my pleasure. I hope you write more.

        We had a challenge for authors to write a retelling of Midsummer Night’s Dream. It has ended but… ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I like your writing. If you would like, if you have the time, and a story in your head, I’m inviting you to write a short story for the anthology. We publish the book at the end if the year.

        1. Ah I missed the challenge. But I would love to know more about the book you publish at the end of the year. That is really sweet of you. Where shall I begin with?

          1. Anne J. says:

            Hi. Here’s the link. Ignore the deadline. If you can, you have a special invitation. โ˜บ

            1. I am looking into it. I will definitely get back to you. Thank you for considering me๐Ÿค—

              1. Anne J. says:

                It is my pleasure, and I’d love a story from you. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m looking forward to it.

                1. Me too. I will definitely try and give my best ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Chaitanyaa says:


    1. Thank you. Glad you liked itโ˜บ๏ธ

  20. iScriblr says:

    Heartfelt wonderful post!

    1. So glad you liked itโค๏ธ

  21. floatinggold says:

    I was half expecting him to push her into the sea to her death.
    Beautiful story.

    1. That would have been a twist too. So glad you enjoyed itโ˜บ๏ธ

  22. Fiery K. says:

    Oh my god. You just made me cry.

    1. I think the purpose is served then…

  23. Fiery K. says:

    Reblogged this on Kaleidoscope of Faces.

    1. Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—

  24. Wow, didn’t see the twist coming.
    Love your writing style.

    1. Thank you so much for appreciating โ˜บ๏ธ I am glad you liked it.

  25. Wow…sometimes it is really better to let go for the best. โ˜บ

    1. Sometimes it is. Only if the Heart would understand that too ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. angirablog says:

    What a great post…simply amazing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    1. Thank you for appreciating. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. angirablog says:

        Your welcome ๐Ÿ™

  27. poeticbells says:

    Very touching story ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. poeticbells says:

        Your welcome โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

  28. charusneha says:

    This definitely touched my heart! โค So wonderfully crafted๐Ÿ‘Œ
    It would be an honour if you read my stories,latest one being
    Much love!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and appreciating. โ˜บ๏ธ
      I went through your posts and I have to say you have done commendable job with all the stories. I couldn’t stop myself from going through them one by one. Really looking forward to read more of your posts ๐Ÿค—

      1. charusneha says:

        Big thank you for your kind words of encouragement!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

        1. It’s my pleasure โ˜บ๏ธ

  29. Lovely! Your future is bright! โ™ฅ

    1. This comment just made my day. Thank you so much for appreciating โ˜บ๏ธ

  30. This is really wonderful. Although I am not so romantic but got carried away. No doubt words can reach you heart. Thank you for sharing. Love peace and prosperity.

    1. I am so glad that you went with the flow of the story. Thank you for appreciating โ˜บ๏ธ

  31. equipsblog says:

    Wonderful story. Did not turn out the way I expected. Well done!

    1. Life is all about twists you see. I hope I didn’t disappoint you though.
      Thank you for appreciating โ˜บ๏ธ

  32. Chiradeep says:

    This is a great story. There are so many who are stopped at a point in their life and don’t tend to move forward…And it is necessary if they are motivated to leave their painful past and move ahead as life is valuable and should not be wasted or stopped for a memory…

    And I would love to use this story of yours ahead… If you have the permission. I would love to invite you as a writer in my webzine and as a starter I want to use this post…

    Let me explain… Have a look at this link – (

    We are the writers who write articles on a weekly topic but for a change sometimes we write story parts in a Story Relay. Story Relay is written by many, extending each part from where the previous writer has left. So I want this particular story of yours to be extended.

    Let me know…. email me your wordpress username to add you to the webzine as a contributor… Only if you wish to… Waiting for you response.

    Regards, CP

  33. itโ€™s a lovely story. portrays emotion wonderfully.

    1. That serves the purpose of my story. Thank you so much for appreciating๐Ÿค—

  34. Tushar says:

    Its lovely… You are a really good writer…

    1. Thank you Tushar for appreciating ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. You have observed very interesting points! ps decent web site.

    1. Thank you. Glad you like my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Chrissy says:

    WOW! You should write a book. This makes for a perfect introduction.

    1. Really? That is so motivating. Thank you so much for this. Will you buy it once I finish writing the book? ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Chrissy says:

        If it’s in print in Australia, yes.

        1. That’s very sweet of you. Means a lot๐Ÿ™‚

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