Valentine's Day 2020 writing competition: Finalist 5


We asked our readers to write a 100-word story about love. Here is one of the shortlisted entries. It has not been edited


Latest Articles

SOTY 2021: What this winner wants you to know about depression

Learn Cantonese slang: How to ride Hong Kong’s public transport like a pro

Coronavirus: What we know about the new Omicron variant so far

MC Soho and Kidney on using Hong Kong humour to ‘shake things up’

What is Uber’s vision for modernising Hong Kong transport?


“Out of her favour, where I am in love.”

Never had I thought about being Romeo.

But star-crossed lovers we were not.

No, it was far from that.

You fell for him instead.

“How should I text him? What’s his favourite book?”

He was all that you would talk about. You were hooked.

“Forget about him. I love you. Be my girlfriend.”

But my rationality halted my utterance of such nonsense.

“Best friends” was the limit. Wanting more was a taboo.

Alas, I had to assist you in your pursuit of true love.

With the price of my broken heart.