Dear Broken Heart,

Drink vodka. Drop onto the sofa. Tear down the soft sound of hope. Play the song that speaks out your sorrow. Put it on repeat. Buy an anorak– a hooded home. Hear the songs of a homeless man. Hug his wiry dog. Walk in the park. Stoop. Pick it up. A proud silky feather.

Feel the wing it came from.

Take the feather home and Place it like a crown on your unmade bed. Open the windows and let the soupy air out. Drop into the sofa. Let the new day you glimpse fill up your boots.

the write-in blogspot

The challenge was to edit an existing piece down to 100 words.
I chose Fill Your Boots, originally 324 words, a flash first published here on The Australian Writers’ Centre website in February 2018.
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100 word challenge published at