Hypothesis by Nic Addenbrooke

I was standing over the corpse of my last relationship when the detective walked in. The world deconstructed under her gaze, a breed of aggressive disapproval that begged every inch of information from the scene. I felt compelled. I’ve been drawing conclusions, I told her. “Well then,” she said, an iron reed, “show me what you’ve got.” I passed her the little notebook I’d been carrying around. Taking a look at the cartoon heart I’d rendered, torn in two, she smiled from the inside. “Classic,” she said, “I see it all the time. Obviously suicide.” I’d fallen in love.

Short bio: Nic Addenbrooke is a freelance writer, editor, content creator, and radio broadcaster. You can read his writing at A Few Short Words.

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