Connected by Nicola Bourne

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They say when someone dies that they leave a hole in your heart but I don’t think that’s true.

Instead, they add something to your heart.  It has the shape and weight of a large boulder and its forever in the way.  It makes it hard for your heart to keep working.  Hard to breathe.  I tried explaining that to a woman at work and she told me about someone her friend knew who had a tumour inside their heart the size of a pea.  I think she thought that would help.  Empathizing by sharing a parallel story.  They did both involve hearts.  Maybe the emphasis was lost over text message.

That is why I bought him online.

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Published on www.50GS.com, 14th March 2018

5 thoughts on “Connected by Nicola Bourne

  1. Wow. This read like a Black Mirror episode. I love the way the story reflects the strong sense of disconnect there is within our society, even though we’re more connected than ever. I loved the imagery of her heart like a boulder and the theme of water, her sadness spilling and his comfort being like the sea. Such a wonderful piece Nicola x

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