heart shaped like a starShe's not skinny, no. She's not even thin. At least a size 13 I'd say, but her hands are small. When she clutches an apple, her fingers never meet her palm. She wears a chain around her neck, and a silver star hangs from it. I've seen her open it up before, smile to herself, and then quickly close it as though nothing had happened. The chain is so long that the star reaches precisely the center of her chest.heart shaped like a star6 years ago in Scraps More Like This
When her heart beats, the star pulses--a misplaced supernova it seems. Of course, it happens more often than I can count. I gave up at beat thirty. Somehow I imagine her heart works the same way: it spreads itself out, becomes big and radiant, and then settles as if nothing had happened.
In the hallway, I first heard her heart beat.
We were piling in from recess, forming lines at the water fountain, and catching our breaths from prolonged games of tag. The teachers had their index fingers up to their lips and threatened to take away tomorrow's recess if we were disruptive to th