Why Won't He Listen?


An alumnus of both Ficlets.com and Ficly.com. Who, for some weird reason, is starting his time here with an abundance of cannibalism-themes stories. O.o

There's a guy I know. We talk frequently. Every day, in fact. I want to help him, but I just don't know how.

He feels alone. He can be in a room with a hundred people, all of them wanting to chat with him, and still feel completely isolated.

He lies to his friends and family, frequently. Not because he's a bad person, but because he thinks that it will keep them from worrying about him. Little lies.

"No, I'm okay."

"Oh, I'm just a little tired. Didn't sleep well last night."

"Yeah, I'd be happy to go to the pub with you guys tonight."

We both know it's all bullshit. He's not okay. He hasn't slept well in years. And, no, he'd rather be locked away in a dark room tonight than anywhere involving actual social contact with people.

I tell him, every day, that he's not alone. There are people who care about him. People who care about his health, how he's feeling, if there's anything wrong. He says he knows, but he doesn't really believe it.

Why won't that asshole in the mirror listen?


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Ahahahaha ha ha... sad.

Damn. Right in the feels.

  • #1309 Posted 7 years ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Depression sucks.

  • #1312 Posted 7 years ago
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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Story of my life, right there. Mental illness is a perpetual gut punch.

  • #1313 Posted 7 years ago
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So does social anxiety. Yes, it's applicable to myself as well. Big sympathy.

  • #1316 Posted 7 years ago
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