This is "slapdashmonuments" creating a new Ficlatte account for the purpose of trying to write some Choose Your Own Adventure stories using Ficlatte's sequeling features. I'll tag work-in-progress parts WIP until the whole story is ready to play.
The first full story, "Burning Questions," is available now:
unravel me without delay
with batting thread and macrame
my mental health's unmade today
and rapidly I start to fray
the stomach acids eat at me
my eyes lose focus and can’t see
my skin is sloughing off so free
cascades of wellness one two three
today’s a beating black and blue
a summons throws me far from you
a creep invades; what can i do?
I fall, I’ve landed in the stew
this doggerel is all I’ve got
at low heat, boiling in the pot
there’s stress and blame, yes quite a lot
I jingled; then I got upsot
I just don’t know if I can solve
these crises. let the world revolve
without me now. let me dissolve
I fray, I flee, I’m through, I rot
And none shall me absolve
No prequels yet. Why not write one?
No sequels yet. Why not write one?
Comments (3 so far!)
Bleak, but oh, so relatable. For those of us who suffer with mental illness, most days are challenging to get through. It's a slog, but it's a slog worth fighting through.
- #2619 Posted 3 years ago
Jim, you definitely have all my empathy on that. It's so unfair and rotten to know someone who's a worthy good person has to suffer in these ways, but at the same time, it was such a relief back in 2010 to realize that other people have the same sorts of experiences as I had been having, that I wasn't alone, and that others could understand. That I wasn't just a unique sort of anomaly, a freak or a weirdo (in a bad way; I am also a weirdo in good ways)!
- #2635 Posted 3 years ago
Guess who forgot we can message people now! It's me!
- #2636 Posted 3 years ago
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