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.
5 thoughts on “Connected by Nicola Bourne”
This is fab hun, what a great start I really wanted it to continue x
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Thank you Nikki! Really pleased you enjoyed it x
Haha… that’s always good! Thank you
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
Thank you so much for the kind comments, I’m so pleased you liked it. Nx