Barbed Wire Heart

Time again for Friday Fictioneers, graciously hosted by the ever talented Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. A 100 words of fiction based around the photo prompt provided. Follow the link to join the party.

Madison WoodPhoto Copyright: Madison Wood

My heart is caught. I close my eyes and feel the barbed vice tightening across my chest. Every night I see him. I am sure of it. I never see his face or hear him speak, but I know he’s there.  I’m forever chasing shadows, casting lines I can’t reel in. He is in my head. He’s in my dreams.

But dreams are like water, they’re fluid, diluted into thoughts, and thoughts become wants and wants become needs. I want him to be there. I need him to be there.

Because if he’s not,

then he’s gone,

and if he’s gone,

then I’m alone.

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19 thoughts on “Barbed Wire Heart

  1. For some reason I’m reading this as a woman being stalked, but her stalker has become so omnipresent and she’s so lonely she’s almost hoping he’s there.
    Great story however you meant it to be read!

  2. I thought here comes a heart attack or a ghost story, I really should have known better. Love the open end, it demands the reader to think.

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