A HEART BEAT AWAY
By Neel Anil Panicker
Ever since Olivia died__and that’s hardly six years ago though it seems as if it were several moons back__I have not been myself.
Things that I had taken for granted have suddenly turned complex; a simple walk in the park is no longer the pleasurable activity that it used to be; instead it’s she and her memories that cloud and blur and assault my mindscape turning each single cellular movement, every single nano step that I take into one excruciatingly torturous experience.
The agony spills over into the day, infiltrating by being, making deep inroads into every single mental and emotional crevice that’s left unguarded, seeping deep into its innards, skimming and sapping it dry off the last ounce of energy.
They, and that includes though who claim to know me__the legion of fellow survivalists__are quick on the draw, inundating me with a deluge of homelies, lathering me with beaten to death aphorisms, ramming their ‘sure shot’ know all advices down my reluctantly sore throat.
I guess they have given up on me as I have noticed that with each passing day there’s that wee bit lessening of such lathering along with the thinning of my vaunted much touted long list of ‘friends and well wishers’.
And now with each passing moment I find myself drowning in utter loneliness where the only sound I hear is the echo of her heart inside my heart though I wonder how on earth could that ever be possible as hers had long ago stopped beating.
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Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!
CUE WORD: ECHO
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Neel, oh my. I want to say how sorry I am for the pain and emptiness you (or your first-person character) feel from the loss of the beloved. So rawly emotional I think it must be based on your reality
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All i can say is thanks.
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