Shadows in the Light - Short Fiction StoryShadows in the Light - Short Fiction Story

Shadows in the Light

In the heart of the bustling city, Sarah walked among the crowd, her smile a mask concealing the turmoil within. Her days were a blur of deadlines and obligations, each moment weighed down by an unseen burden – her mental health.

At night, she lay awake, drowning in a sea of anxious thoughts. The shadows danced on her walls, whispering taunts that echoed in the chambers of her mind. Sarah’s facade crumbled in the solitude of her apartment, where tears flowed freely, unnoticed by the world outside.

Her friends sensed her withdrawal, but the words of concern fell on deaf ears. How could she explain the suffocating grip of depression, the relentless storm that raged within her? So, she buried her pain beneath layers of denial, hoping it would vanish like a forgotten dream.

One day, Sarah stood on the edge of a bridge, the river below beckoning with its siren song. The weight of existence pressed down on her, threatening to pull her into the abyss. But in that moment of despair, a voice cut through the darkness.

Shadows in the Light

“Hey, are you okay?” Shadows in the Light

Sarah turned to see a stranger, their eyes reflecting the same pain she thought she alone bore. In their shared gaze, she found a glimmer of understanding, a lifeline thrown to her amid chaos.

With trembling hands, Sarah reached out, allowing herself to be pulled back from the brink. The stranger listened without judgment as she poured out her heart, unraveling the knots of fear and shame that had bound her for so long.

In the following weeks, Sarah embarked on a journey of healing, guided by the kindness of a stranger turned friend. Together, they navigated the labyrinth of therapy sessions and support groups, slowly chipping away at the walls that had imprisoned her.

Though the road was fraught with obstacles, Sarah refused to surrender to the darkness. With each step forward, she reclaimed a piece of herself, forging a path toward acceptance and self-love.

As the city lights twinkled in the distance, Sarah stood on the bridge again, but this time, her gaze was fixed on the horizon. Though the shadows lingered at the edges of her vision, she knew that she was no longer alone in the darkness.

Shadows in the Light
Shadows in the Light

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By Sadvika Kylash

A Blogging enthusiastic person. A mom of two girls. Love to journal my journey of Motherhood, Parenting and Lifestyle.

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