Reading is what keeps me going best, good books, fair weather and decent food, I could get by on that.
Anyway, lately I’ve actually been reading some stories I thought other suicidally inclined people might appreciate. Two stories quickly I’ll tell you about, then I’m back to the stacks!
Black Farm -Elias Witherow
The first one was a bit of my normal selection, it was a cosmic/spiritual horror book, and trigger warning, because suicidality is very front and center for the whole book. It’s about this couple who die together and end up in an absurd wonderland/waking nightmare. It took me multiple sittings to finish it, but I’m glad I did.
I Should Have Been A Pair Of Ragged Claws / Scuttling Across The Floors Of Silent Seas
Hamantaschen, J.R.. You Know It’s True . West Pigeon Press. Kindle Edition.
The second one hit really close to me, it’s about a family dealing with a suicide and the aftermath, but also what led up to it. Brutal, four sittings for a few dozen pages, but it’s intense.
I think it’s the same thing that keeps drawing me back here; my own pain feels less when I share the load.