Link | ‘The Definition of Lonely’ by Nellie Warren (Age 17)

  • A. Spaice
  • 13 May 2020
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Making my way around my usual news run, which includes a mashup from sources near, far, left, and middle, I found this story in the Irish Times. I really thought this was super well-written, and the author is only 17. So not every kid is writing with pizza emojis, that’s cool. 🍕

Here’s a line that caught me:

She turns her head to lie it sideways on the pillow, wondering if loneliness is something she can fall asleep to.

Read it in full here: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/there-s-a-weight-on-her-chest-some-heavy-muffled-heartache-1.4225187