I follow the beast deep into the water in my submarine.
*The following story contains themes of depression and suicide
People with depression have their own metaphors to describe their suffering. For me, when it hits, it’s like being trapped in a deep freshly dug grave. Dark, cold, damp, my fingers scrape at the earth, scrambling to pull myself out. All I feel is the never ending darkness devouring me.
“Black is a personal short story which attempts to capture my thoughts and feelings about depression. The story is a creative way to express my experience of depression and how it is all consuming and overrides rational thinking.” – Jen Farrow.
by Jen Farrow
This episode’s intro and outro were written, edited and produced by Nat V.
Music in this episode, “Waves” by Dana Boulé.
Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.
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