"I did not know the heart
were like a china teacup hanging
in the cupboard froma single hook,
that it could chip and crack
and finally smash to the ground
undera boot heel.
And I did not know that even
smithereens could reassemble into a heart.
I did not know any of this”
“I had told Leslie to stay away until Clifff
arrived, so I could have some time alone with
Toni, but that wasn’t working out exactly as
planned. I’m a lot smoother in my daydreams
than I am in real life.”
The Jaguar Stones: Book One
"The granola bars.
It had come to this.
Miserably, he unwrapped a bar.
He brought the compacted brown mass to his lips.
With a heavy heart, he
opened his mouth and
prepared his tongue to receive the foul-tasting grunge.
Then, in the nick of time, he recovered his fighting spirit.
Things were bad, but not that bad.
He still wasn't desperate enough to
eat a granola bar.“
The Last Summer of the Death
Francisco X. Stork
He opened his arms and she came to him. He held her
head against his chest and he opened his eyes as wide as
they would go in order to keep them dry. She wanted to say
something, but he pressed her tight. “Sh h h. Don’t say
anything.” He let go of her and started down as quickly as
“I want my heart back,” she said between sobs.