Ponds

Oh Comely, 2018

I was commissioned to write a piece about heartbreak and wild swimming by Oh Comely magazine. The piece appeared in their April print edition.

 

Excerpt:

Five months after my heart had been smashed up like an unsuspecting snail, I was still decidedly not over it. We’d been broken up for longer than we’d been together, and I felt like my conscious was milking it slightly. I’d become cold and hard. I told myself that being broken-hearted was like having a superpower, because there was nothing left to break, nothing left to lose, nothing that could touch me again. I was like Wolverine, but instead of adamantium claws I had biting ripostes about how love was an illusion and all of us would realise it in the end.

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