I am often inspired in my writing by music and the heartache it can remind us of. This is a very old song by Hank Williams called “Your Cheating Heart”. I know this song by heart. Every Christmas, my dad would have a few too many beers and belt this out with such feeling that as a young girl I felt on the verge for tears. As an adult I learnt that it was my father that had a cheating heart.
So many things skip past us in childhood. It is only in hindsight that we see the truth hidden in so many situations. This is true in our adult lives too. What do we glimpse over, reject or disbelieve for the sake of peace and the continuation of a friendship, a relationship or a marriage. What do we endure in our silence for the truth not to rock the boat?
So many questions are being stirred in this melting pot of misery and deceit as I work to develop my cast of short story characters.
I hope you enjoy this song, comment below if it pulls a heart string or two.