“The Ticking.” Fiction. Based on a True Emotional Explosion.

“When we were first together, I had to face the uncomfortable realization that I wasn’t used to calling love something that didn’t involve disaster.” –Nick Flynn

“The Ticking”

Fiction. Based on a True Emotional Explosion.

By Nikki Wicz

This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional

I can’t comprehend
this Molotov cocktail
of emotions
in my brain like
hormonal explosives.

I’ve tried to explain
away the ticking, as if
it was just my period,
the IUD, stress, but
it’s like someone taped
together the wrong wires
after I had already

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