By Meagan Bridges
Rejection, A Novel
Text copyright © 2012 Meagan Bridges
All rights reserved
Thanks to Isabelle Janes, Mike Doucet, Mya McNulty, Amber Bartlett, Ariel Bourbonnais, Dana Hopkins, Jillian Dempsey, Mom and Dad.
Interesting fact about love: it’s not actually an emotion. It’s a drive. It’s like your sex drive but far more intense, which makes sense because with sex, you can be denied at night and roll over to it in the morning. But love—love is much harder to find. So when you’ve been heart-wrenchingly and brutally rejected and you’re sitting at home daydreaming of all the ways that destiny will propel you back together—that’s not you being sad, alone and desperate. That’s your brain faking you out so it can have its love drive fulfilled.