Short story of a heart breaking: A Shattered Glass 

September 28, 2022

Hourglass image by Jazella and heart image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

Dylan Romeo’s tragic tale of a love that’s time had passed

A glass was shattered today. It was slammed onto the front garden. I could hear a clock ticking, shouting, it was normally like that.

Every second of every minute of every hour.

Except this one. This time it seemed different. This time it was different.

I hadn’t felt my heart sliced before. I hadn’t felt myself sink into the waters of my salt tears. I hadn’t heard the glass get broken in this way.

The last thing I saw after the glass was Wilde rushing out the gate and walking away.

“It’s over,” they said.

“We could never get it back,” Blake said.

It always surprised me how they caused butterflies to flutter in my stomach. My heart beating, double time.

Who would’ve known that it actually wasn’t meant to go as planned because now, on this second of this hour of this day—

I lay here dead as can be.
No-one could save me.
And when they do an autopsy of my body, what they see will be clear:

“The heart of the deceased was shattered and the murderer just walked away.”

In partnership with Write by You, a social enterprise supporting young female writers to develop their creativity, confidence and writing skills.

Dylan is an autistic, bisexual, biracial young writer from North London. She has interests in fantasy, philosophical and historical writing. Dylan finds herself inspired by writers like Maya Angelou, Oscar Wilde and Emily Dickinson. She has been writing for as long as she can remember and thoroughly enjoys the satisfaction she gains completing a piece and sharing with others.

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