I can feel my heart thrumming in my chest as I run through the forest. It’s so loud I swear I can hear it clearly in my ears and wonder if that will be what gives me away. Surely they can hear it, too? Isn’t that how they’re going to find me in a few seconds […]
The cold whips around my body as I stand outside on the pavement. Cars move past me down the main, busy road and shallow puddles reflect bright white light from their headlights. I hear the occasional sound of cars beeping, typical chaotic traffic in Auckland, although I don’t know if this is directed at me or each […]
I can’t hear you, I can’t feel you and I can’t get through to you. It feels like you’re standing right in front of me, but a dense ocean stretches between us and keeps us separated. You have your back to me, you’re looking at something far away that I can’t see. I can’t reach […]
Salty tears spill over the edge and roll down my cheeks, creating a wet trail through my foundation. Peering at myself in the mirror, I see small smudges of mascara under my eyelids and a pile of long, tousled hair that has been caught in unforgiving wind and rain.
I wish we were able to walk down to the ocean, take a deep breath and feel our problems take their heavy weight off our shoulders and fall with a thud onto the soft sand below. With our eyes firmly closed, we would hear the waves crash onto the shore and reach the ends of our […]