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Lost Story of Lost Love. Please hep...


Howdy yawl,

I'm looking for a story on SOL or Lit but my memory ain't what it used to be. Here's what I remember: A boy and a girl are friends as youngsters then boyfriend/girlfriend in high school. The usual thing with maturing girls, she becomes quite the looker but she's in love with him and only him during HS. He's a worker, and as I recall, his parents couldn't send him to college so he starts in construction. Her family can send her to college and she ends up going to, I think, Penn State but it could've been anywhere, a four hour drive from where they live. While she's gone, he buys a fixer house in their hometown and starts remodeling it to surprise her. At some point, he drives to her college to surprise her and gets surprised himself when he sees her snogging a guy at a party there. Naturally the wheels fall off and he goes back home and stops communication with her. There may have been some form of "I was here and now I'm not." when he left. He won't talk with her until she shows up at the house while he's working on it. I don't think they get back together for quite a while if at all.

That's as far as my memory goes. I do recall it was very well written but for the life of me, I cannot remember who wrote it. One of the top writers on the site but going through each their lists has me drawing a blank.

The story is sort of like Don Lockwood's "The Distance Between" but much, much longer and more involved.

Please help me recover my memory...

Thank you in advance,

Replies:   evanlee8

I have read this story on SOL,but other then that my memory has faded too.

Replies:   burlarr

Sounds like a good read, interested to hear the answer



Did you ever remember the title or author?


It would be helpful if you can remember the tags of the story.

I just looked up snogging so i'm not sure if that qualifies to 'cheating/loving wives' as those imply explicit sex.

The premise of the story though is familiar to The Grim Reaper, where the girl was a genius/smart and the boy was down on his luck(financially and smarts i think).

I haven't read it so i'm not sure if there was any snogging involve but stories like this typically involve relationship challenges so it might be the one?


I'm curious about this story also.
I'll add in my two cents and say it is not the grim reaper



I am in the same boat as you, i know it here but thats all I know. lol


Stangstar06 has a story similar to this. I can't recall the title, but it may be the one you are looking for.


I took a shot at searching as well. Do you know how many times 'Penn State' is used in Douglas Fox's stories! I got side tracked but if I get bored enough I will give it another try.


I don't think it was Stang... as I recall it had that Stang/JPB feel with the rickety overused LW structure of childhood sweethearts breaking up due to cheating and then getting back together after growing up just to find later that the cheating never stopped. But it was a better told story with more fleshed out characters and background than those authors usually manage.

Unfortunately like most people posting here I can't remember the name of the story or it's author either. It was very well written but not very original which makes it tough.


by The Star
This novel preceeds "Audry", and describes the formation of the Steele family. Covering several years, it is much more than a "coming of age" romp. As always, the sex advances the plot, and is never the reason for the plot. This is the story of a rich "eastern establishment" girl who marries a ranch boy from the wilds of Oregon

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