All posts tagged: balancing a chemical equation

Fiction Friday:

By Leslie Lindsay Working on something new to piece into my novel-in-progress, this is meant to show Steve, a biomedical engineer’s obession with his first-love, Annie.  Let me know your thoughts!  “The only thing I know is promises should have been made.  A contract, an algorithm of love:  Girlfriend says she needs spaceàbreak-up.  End of relationship. Option Two: Girlfriend says she needs spaceàgive her space but not too much. Keep her hanging in your world.  Because you love her too damn much.  It’s like the fine art of balancing a chemical equation.  God, but Annie hated chemistry.  She was the entropy agent, blasting into the relationship generating thermodynamic heat, a contrast between order and disorder.  I will her into my mind, fast-forwarding the years. Annie is small, delicate, frail.  She sits in a chair at a sunny window.  Her hands are mottled with age spots, prominent veins blistering blue and purple.  I cup her hand with my own, watching it transform before my eyes—youthful, slender straight fingers spread forth.  I lean in and kiss her cheek.  “You’re …