From the outside, Marika seems to have the perfect life, but on the inside she struggles with depression. More
How could she feel like that? When I was depressed and had suicidal thoughts the people around me who were supposed to care just didn't understand. And so I wrote this story (the first draft) when I was in the middle of one of these bouts of depression. I'm sharing it on Smashwords for free because I want people who are going through this kind of thing to know they aren't alone. And to try to let others know what it's like.
on Aug. 16, 2017 :
This was very dark and effective. I wouldn't recommend it for the people who are struggling with depression themselves, since it might be triggering. However, it does capture part of the experience.
(review of free book)
on Aug. 20, 2012 :
It feels like Marika is a real person, and the reader is given a rare opportunity to share in her melancholy. I enjoyed the descriptions of the setting and the way the story felt complete in so few words.