It was Valentine’s Day, and Julie was working. She received a bouquet of flowers from her husband. Her customers would remark, “He really loves you” or some other platitude. It certainly felt like a platitude because she recently discovered that he had an affair with a mutual friend. One he denied up until now.
With two young children, what was she to do? His betrayal had cut her to the quick, and she felt she couldn’t go on. Her heart had been ripped to pieces. Would she ever feel whole again?
the stained glass heart
Nancy Brady, 2019
This week’s 99 word (no more, no less) prompt at Carrot Ranch https://carrotranch.com was the use of the word shards. See more over at Carrot Ranch.
In this week’s attempt, a combination of prose and a haiku was used. By way of explanation, the title of lead came refers to the material used to hold pieces of glass together in a stained glass piece.