A short story about a long story



Girl and boy come together after a series of unfortunate events.

She craved love, acceptance, and belonging.

And told herself a story: the boy will want to give her these, forever.

She waited. 

Years went by.

The boy's heart was too broken, beyond repair.

He couldn't mend it, so instead, he shattered the illusion.

He ended the story.

The girl stood there, shocked, holding in her hands all the pieces of something that resembled her heart.

She left them on the floor.

Somewhere in sunny California.