In addition to the other 3 or 4 I have going at the same time!
‘…“I’m hurt…” she said her mind reeling with nasty words and hysterical observations of the situation. She realized her words had failed completely to convey anything of what she felt.
There was an aching throb in her chest that had nothing to with her heart; it was a pain that swelled outward like burning inflammation from the core of her being. That core part of her that was pure in its intentions of wanting love and giving love, that vulnerable quivering part of her that felt everything and was completely unable to shield itself.
The tenderness radiated from her chest to the surrounding tissues shaking her muscles with the stress of an insidious embarrassment and sorrow too overwhelming to express in sounds. She could only curl around herself struggling for air as hot tears fell and the horrible buzz of reality; of her ridiculous, dearly held fictions threatened to engulf her…’