Count your blessings
Count? My mind is hazy. I cannot concentrate on the simplest of tasks.
Snap out of it
Snap? I have slept for twelve hours but still don’t have the energy to move.
A good meal will cheer you up
I told you I cannot eat. My throat is constricted, my stomach a mass of swirling emotions.
Turn that frown upside down
I try. I really do, but my face feels like a grotesque mask.
If you can’t be bothered to help yourself
I am screaming for help, can’t you hear me? But the room is silent and you turn away.
Written for Friday Fictioneers. The first thing I noticed about this photo was the blueness of the sky. As it is Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK, and as I teach Mindfulness to those with Mental Health conditions I thought I would try to raise awareness. Depression is more than feeling blue.
A 100 word story inspired by a photo prompt. Read the other entries here.