He'd finally gotten a new job
His heart leaped
He ran to her place, only to find her with someone else, stuck in a hug
His heart sank
He ran back
With each and every step, the voices in his head, growing louder and louder and LOUDER
Screaming, "you're not good enough, you never were! Now see? She's left you for another man!"
Listening to these voices growing louder took its toll on him
A voice chirped "connected"
He put his earphones in
Listening to old recordings of her voice
The voices quietened
He experienced euphoria
He cuddled in a corner
Those voices giving him warmth against the cold, dark world
He managed to muster up enough strength to move to his bed, where he cried himself to sleep looking at old photos of her.
Author ~ Amit Vallayil