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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

A short excerpt about a time when I thought I lost someone. It's a little dramatic, but well, it felt dramatic at the time. Plus, hyperbole never gets old. Sorry about not putting it in a direct category but it's hard to box my thoughts.

How do I let out my pain in words that can’t express it? The very thought of it constricts my throat and tightens my chest. Heartache. It’s always lingering,ever present even when time has washed away the stench of it; even when the person that caused that heartache is long gotten over, the heartache lingers in unfathomable, unforeseeable, and most of all very subtle ways; until they’re not so subtle anymore.

“I can’t be with you.”

“Why the hell not?”

“I just can’t, okay. If there were any other way, I would choose it.”

“You’re lying. You can’t face love, You can’t face me. You've never trusted me and now you're allowing it to drive a wedge between us, instead of working to fix the problem.”

I whirl on him. “How do I fix the problem? Tell me how I fix the fact that every time you’re gone, I imagine you’re having sex with other women. I imagine you’re cheating on me and it hurts, it hurts so much that I can’t look at you. I hate you for it. Don’t you understand?! I hate you!”

The air around him stops. Sound has no meaning here. Only sight. Only us. Only his twisted face of pain and horror. And the air never starts again, he just leaves and then the sound of my heart is the loudest in the room.

That’s how heartache seeps into your soul. It scars it and re-paths it in unforeseeable ways. It takes away breaths, precious breaths and precious people.

Submitted: September 26, 2015

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Insane Membrane

this is terribly intense

Mon, October 5th, 2015 9:06am


Yep, it is. But I hope that's a good thing. I worried about it being too much but sometimes the world is intense and you just have to let it all out. Thanks for the comments!

Mon, October 5th, 2015 6:17am

Jason Crager

Very emotional. You write every word with an undeniable ring of truth to it. That's what makes your work so intriguing to read.

Thu, February 18th, 2016 11:24pm


Thank you Ronin. Even if there's little detail or it's vague I try to evoke truth in my work and I sincerely hope not overly emotional. :)

Sat, February 20th, 2016 5:39am


Its beautiful, the intensity and the pain ..its a hammer to the heart..

Sat, March 10th, 2018 11:03am


Thanks for the read & comment, Saphiara. I tend to write from the heart. :)

Sat, March 10th, 2018 4:20pm

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