unravel me


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


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Comments (3 so far!)

Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

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 6 years ago
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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 6 years ago
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Guess who forgot we can message people now! It's me!

  • #2636 Posted 6 years ago
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