Thursday, 23 February 2012

Agony of Tears

I decided to have a go at capturing an emotional moment on paper.

Read it and let me know how I did.

Agony of Tears
Marie Godley

The pain gripped hold of her insides, twisting and knotting until her chest felt hard; she wasn’t sure if she’d be able to breathe, it felt that solid.
She’d kept the tears away so far; she wasn’t sure if she wanted to cry or not. She didn’t usually give in but maybe allowing the tears would lessen the pressure on her chest. She squeezed her eyes shut, not making a conscious decision either way.
Water began trickling down the side of her face; finding its way to her lips. Her tears were salty and unpleasant; this added to the irritation she felt as her face became wet and itchy.
The tears hadn’t released the tension inside of her; she hadn’t cried hard enough for that.
That someone had made her feel bad enough about herself, that she’d been forced into crying; only added to her desolation.