Gerard was talked out of suicide. One possible take on how that might have gone.
(#) ThnksbutiloveBobmore 2008-06-21 05:26:19 AMWow.
Thats really good.
Are you going to continue it?
Author's responseThanks!! :) I wasn't planning on. Just thought I'd put it out there, see if anyone thought it was ok.
I guess I could it carry on, but wouldn't 2 weeks of Gerard getting clean and sober make for depressing reading?
(#) RippedIntoPieces 2008-06-22 08:57:32 AMThat was brilliant!!!
You really got into the scene of a suicidal person.
The bit where he says he can't remember really stuck in my mind
Author's responseIt was part imagination, part insight from interviews and part personal experience.
There's nothing so bad as the feeling of worthlessness and failure. But he's been there and got through it and so have I. Like him, I would tell anyone suffering to seek help (friend, teacher, colleague - depression has no age boundaries), no matter how bad things seem. Nothing is worth throwing a life away for.
Sorry if I sound a bit serious, but it's been something of a release for me to write this :)
Hope you don't mind
(#) canustakemyheart 2008-12-12 11:17:48 PMI read this when I first stumbled onto this site ... I think before I even posted something here myself.
This is very good and true to life. The way you've described it all ... well, you can feel the emotion. That's the sign of a good writer.
You should keep writing - even it's not MCF fanfic =D
p.s. I loved this line the most:
"The scariest but bravest thing anyone can do is to put themselves out into the public domain; open to criticism and scrutiny by people who don’t always care if what they say or do will hurt."
So true ... so true ...
(#) Leah270193 2009-01-18 12:18:36 PMThis was extremely expressive and very well written. It can be very hard to make a story with a lot of dialog have much depth but you seemed to hit the nail right on the head and do a impressive and realistic job of it. That is another thing actually; the way you wrote the speech was very natural and human. If you are not careful a lot of writers which aren’t as good as you make it sound to, well- robotic. You did a 5 star job. I encourage you to write a lot more, I, for one would definitely read it. If I remember rightly I think I even made this story one of my favourites a while ago.
Thank you for reviewing one of my stories as well, I thought I’d return the favour!!!
- Well, I'm behind to this party. But since I read it and am absolutely staggered, I figured I would tell you my thoughts. Like someone said above, that was all incredibly natural dialogue. Really. And it was all important. What really blew me away was how realistic it all was; it's so on the money, it could've been a transcription. Superbly done, really. I'm blown away.