Where Feelings Go To Die
During the daylight hours, when the sun glistens upon the water and the leaves on the trees sway gently in the wind, one wonders why this serene setting bears the misleading name of Black Heart Lake.
Ashleigh hesitated before placing a period at the end of her sentence. She was uncertain whether the words she’d written would meet the expectations of her finicky boss. The battle of her mind, pen and properly structured sentences continued.
So, what is the origin of Black Heart Lake’s name? It began over two hundred years ago when a jilted woman murdered another woman who was having an affair with her lover.
Ashleigh suddenly stopped writing and stared at what she’d written.
Where the hell did that come from?
Looking up at the bright sun, its blazing heat radiated upon her face. She squinted, wishing she had her sunglasses. Unfortunately, they had been left in the cabin after unpacking this morning.
Now concentrating on her notepad, Ashleigh erased the sporadic burst of imaginative fiction. She wrote what she’d meant to write.
The origin of Black Heart Lake’s name lies within the fact that the moon, when rising or setting behind the two large elm trees, casts a heart-like shape upon the dark lake.