Saturday, November 14, 2015

Caught in a trap

‘All I want to do is leave.’

‘And you can, Karen, once we think you’re well enough.’

‘When will that be?’

‘When we believe that you won’t self-harm.’

‘And how’re you judging that?  According to you, there’s always a risk I’ll do it again.’

‘There is, but we can minimize any attempt by ensuring that you leave in a good state of mind and with proper supports in place.’

‘And I’m not in a good state of mind now?’

‘You still have strong mood swings.’

‘You would too!  Locked up in here knowing the only way out is through self-harm.’

 A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such a great depiction of that situation, Rob! I'm sure that sort of conversation happens a lot in such places...