Happy Tuesday! I hope you are well today.
As I *might* have mentioned, a few weeks ago I published Tapestry, my collection of twelve short stories. I’m not going to go on about it (much), but I do have a question for you…
One of the stories, Not Everybody Hurts, is about Nilbreaks, a fictional fast acting wonder pill that cures and prevents broken hearts. If you’ve lost the love of your life, that’s no problem, Nilbreaks will stop the pain. If you’re scared of being hurt, it won’t happen. Nilbreaks will make sure your heart is protected.
That sounds OK, doesn’t it?
Violet doesn’t think so. She isn’t happy, but she won’t touch the pills. The pills may stop feelings of pain, it’s true, but to do so it appears they stop feelings entirely. Violet looks at her friends and colleagues and fears that no one actually cares about anyone anymore. No one really looks at anyone or is prepared to make a connection. No one is capable of feeling love.
Violet would even go so far as to say Nilbreaks are damaging the structure of society.
So today’s (very tongue in cheek) question is:
Do you agree with Violet? I’d love to know!
And, of course, if you’d like to know how Violet gets on trying to convince her friends that she’s right, you can find out in Tapestry. 😉
Elle 🙂 xx
we lose, we gain,
but always and forever
the human heart braves life
in light and in shade.
Tapestry. A collection of twelve short stories exploring the complexities of life and love. Available now.