Write a piece where you explore your first broken heart.
I had been dating Kevin on and off for nearly two years during our first two years of high school. He was a friend of my friend Nancy’s boyfriend and we often double dated. He asked me to my first formal dance. I remember I talked my mother into letting me buy my dress for that dance rather than have her make the dress as she normally would have.
Kevin was the first boy I ever kissed. I knew he wanted to kiss me because he told Nancy’s boyfriend and she told me. I was so nervous. We met at Nancy’s boyfriend’s house and they left us alone in the living room for a while before we went out so that Kevin could make his move. And he kissed me.
When it came time for junior prom, I mentioned at our lunch table that I was thinking of asking Kevin. (I went to an all girls’ school.) Nancy said, “Don’t ask him.” I said, “Why?” She said, “I’ll tell you later.” Later when we were alone, she told me that Kevin had said to some boys at his school that I was a cold fish. I felt terrible. My heart was broken. Of course I couldn’t ask him to the prom when he had said that about me. It felt like I had been punched in the gut. I was so hurt. I was a very shy, modest girl. If that’s what a cold fish was, then I guess I was it. I asked a boy from another high school and who was also shy and we had a nice time. But I never forgot what it felt like to have my heart broken by the boy I cared about.