Clap Your HandsTRIGGER WARNING: depression, suicide, self-harmClap Your Hands by GuinevereToGwen
SPOILER ALERT: Spring Awakening the musical
This is a happy story. I promise. But it’s also a true story, which means that there are icky bits. Bits that we like to pretend don’t really happen to real people. Bits that we ignore until it’s too late. But I was lucky. Those bits never got to me. Not completely.
This is a happy story. I write it now because it makes me happy. But I have to warn you that quite a lot of it is very, very sad.
For a long time I thought of my death as inevitable. Death is inevitable, of course—I guess it’s more accurate to say that my suicide was inevitable. It wasn’t that I wanted to die—that part sounded messy and unpleasant—I wanted to be dead. I wanted to stop existing. To close my eyes and never have to open them, ever again.
I think depression
Aspiring novelist, sunriser, entropist, super queer, and resident poetastrophe.
Currently a student in Canada who dreams of spending the rest of her life writing novels and musicals in New York City. Fond of classic literature and musical theatre, I love snowflakes, hot air balloons, and typewriters, although I've never used one and doubt I would enjoy it.
I write novels, short stories, poetry, songs, plays, screenplays, musicals, articles, anything and everything that can be written, I'm writing. My current writing projects include my two novels, Columbia Uncharted and After Florence, and a collaborative novel with NGBookworm97, Sunriser.
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Favourite plays: Lots of musicals (Next to Normal, Rent, Heathers, Fun Home, The Last 5 Years), Angels in America, and anything Shakespeare (my favourites include Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet)
Favourite poets: Allen Ginsberg • Karin Gottshall • Robert Frost • tori aitken
Favourite colour: Yellow