Skates

She collapsed on the park bench and started undoing the straps on her inline skates. She was starting to get pretty good, and the exercise felt wonderful, and yet… She couldn’t skate without thinking of him. It had been his suggestion that he start. They had planned to learn together. And then he’d gone and broken her heart…

How could he have had such a positive influence on her life while also being the most painful thing that had ever happened to her? She wondered if she’d ever be able to skate without feeling the echoes of that heartbreak…

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