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Getting stuck inside her head was the least popular place to be.

Anxiety, it was only that, but it was a frightening spiral of doubt. Sometimes it was overwhelming, and sometimes it subsided to a normal level. It was easier to cope with. Being able to talk to someone helped; just for her to see none of this was real. It was fear driving fear forward.

‘No more,’ Mary thought to herself.

She opened the door, and the bright sunlight brushed her face. She could feel her heartbeat pushing through her rib cage. Just one step outside, that’s all it would take, to fight her anxieties. Nothing bad would happen, it was all in her imagination.

One more step, and she was on the path.

The sun shone brighter – she took hope from that.

Another step, and the fear subsided a little more. This time, she managed to get to the end of the path. She didn’t want to turn back, the hope spurring her on to the path. Beyond that, she wasn’t sure.

‘Hi, Mary, it’s great to see you,’ her best friend smiled.

With support, she would never have to deal with her depression alone.

‘Ready to go to the park?’

‘Yes,’ she said, taking hold of her hand. ‘Thanks for this.’

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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