Growing Up Is Still Hard To Do

      Chris Straley
Growing Up Is Still Hard To Do

What's it like to live in perpetual fear that everything you do will harm yourself or those you love? That's the question those who struggle with OCD face every day. This is the story of someone so overwhelmed by the trappings of his mind that he starts down the path of suicide, the ultimate sin. But in attempting to take his own life something strange happens: He learns maybe he's worth saving.In this novelette, an anonymous author failing in his struggle with OCD begins the dark task of composing a suicide note to justify his exit from the world.In a story that reads part stream of conscious, part introspection, and part catharsis, the author's journey in writing the note encapsulates that long look in the mirror so many of us are afraid to take.

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