A Knot in the Heart

a knot in the heart

(Flash Fiction)

By Lorna Ye

The blank oval-shaped space on the beige wall made her wonder what used to be there. A painting? A portrait? A clock? He never told her. She never asked.

She married him and they repainted the walls dusty blue. She decorated that particular wall with pink watercolor paintings with gold accents. Everything seemed so perfect.

But occasionally, when she glanced at that wall, she still noticed the blank oval-shaped space as if it were still there.

What could that be?

She never asked. He never told her.