Heartbroken Hotel

Photo Credit ©️ J Hardy Carroll

The bachelor pad spread generously across the entire upper floor. Stephen has lived here for five years and in England for ten.

The night of February 14, 2009, he came home with Thai food & a dozen roses. He wanted an intimate and romantic night of their favorite Rod Stewart music, quality time, & undivided attention. Everything was perfect….Malinga disappeared.. he was too perfect.

The woman, who stole his heart, broke it just as easily. He was devastated; and on the verge of a seriously dangerous mental breakdown. He moved for the well-being of himself, half way around the world.


Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields ‘ Friday Fictioneers. You can read more about the picture challenge here.


  20 comments for “Heartbroken Hotel

  1. 03/06/2019 at 12:40 PM


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  2. 02/18/2019 at 5:20 PM

    Sometimes, a gal is frightened off by such a man.
    Perhaps, he’ll find a new one who accepts his way of being.
    A little Valentine break-up moment. Nova, nicely done!!!
    Isadora 😎

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    • 02/18/2019 at 5:54 PM

      Thank you! Yes, surely they’ll both find better suited mates💕

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  3. 02/16/2019 at 5:31 AM

    Too perfect or too dull? Just imagine living with someone who plays Rod Stewart music!

    Click to read my FriFic tale!

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    • 02/16/2019 at 9:19 AM

      HAHA! He isn’t a desired taste among us writers 🙂 Quite funny. My parents, particularly my mother, enjoyed his music.

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  4. 02/15/2019 at 9:22 PM

    Some women only want the bad boys. It sounds like he dodged the bullet.

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    • 02/15/2019 at 9:24 PM

      This is true about many women. She’s one who has abandonment issues and his perfect imperfection scared her.


  5. 02/15/2019 at 8:54 PM

    Dear Nova,

    Sometimes separation is the best solution. Nicely done.



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  6. 02/15/2019 at 8:41 AM

    I would move half way around the world to get away from Rod Stewart music too! But seriously, sometimes it is better to learn this about a relationship sooner rather than later. Nice one.

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    • 02/15/2019 at 8:59 AM

      Hahaha! That comment made me laugh out loud! Not a fan of Rod huh? Growing up, I sure was. Thank you for taking time to read😃

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  7. 02/15/2019 at 4:59 AM

    I guess Rod can have that effect on folk!
    But Stephen can’t run from his sadness.

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    • 02/15/2019 at 7:22 AM

      Haha, he does have that effect on people. Many of people move, “to begin a new life” or “for a fresh start” after something tragic. I have myself.


  8. 02/15/2019 at 12:31 AM

    They were sadly not on the same wavelength, apparently,

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    • 02/15/2019 at 12:57 AM

      They were not in the same chapter of life. Realness is very scary for most people.

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