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The image of hurt

©Jean L. Hays

“What would you like to talk about today?” The therapist took his notebook and a pen and sunk himself into the purple velvet chair opposite.

“Pain,” he replied immediately.

The therapist looked straight at him. Sorrow was reflecting out of his patient’s eyes. You could see he was hurt, there was something not right inside him. Disappointment that had become sadness, anger that had converted into bitterness; it was all evident in his posture and expression.

“Show me what you think it looks like,” he said, proposing a few photographs.

The patient pointed to one of a barren, anhydrous land.

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13 thoughts on “The image of hurt

  1. Excellent story.

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  2. Bear on said:

    Sometimes pictures are truly more telling than a million words… love how you used that idea here.

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  3. A picture paints a 1000 words. Nice one.

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  4. Hopefully that proved to be the turning point. Nice one.

    ‘Retribution’, my short story.

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  5. You have to wonder what happened to him to leave him in such pain. Well written.

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  6. Kalpana Solsi on said:

    And what a poignant story. The infertile land and the bareness of his heart go together. Hope he recovers with therapy.

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