Sara is a recent psychology graduate, and writer. Sara finds creative writing compelling because there she has the honour of telling, imagining, and interpreting her characters’ most intimate and defining moments in their life stories.
The Itch You Can't Scratch
They say you never forget your first love. I wish I could say this is not the case for me. But here I am, the enlightened age of 44, and still finding my mind wandering to what my life might be like now, if Rick were still in it.
My alarm blares like a siren and shoots my heart rate to an unprecedented level. I reluctantly peel off my eye mask, fumbling to obliterate the source. I don’t really need to get up, I tell myself. I am drenched in sweat, despite the cold temperature, and I can visibly see the cloud that is my breath. I remind myself that this living situation is temporary, one way or another.