Open Letter on a Broken Heart

Adrienne Powell is currently studying linguistics at Brigham Young University. When she is not writing (which is rare), she is usually dancing, playing with her little brothers, creating some kind of ... [+]

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Dear —,
Here’s my two cents about thieving: if you’re going to steal someone’s heart, you should let them have yours; it’s hard to live without a heart, you know. If they can’t have yours, then please return theirs in at least the condition in which you found it. But whatever you do, for heaven’s sake don’t break it and hold onto the pieces!