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When a piece of paper is folded, it results in a crease being left behind. This crease remains as a sign of the trauma it once received. Sometimes, people can have creases.

Most days I struggle to get out of bed. I live with depression. A medical condition that is rapidly on the rise. For some, the condition will come and go in their lifetime. For some of us, it’s a chronic
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ebook, 54 pages
Published June 15th 2018 by Jack CJ Stark
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Rebecca McNutt
I just sort of came across this book's Goodreads page today, and seeing that it was available for free and fairly short, I downloaded it for something to read this afternoon. It's really impressive, and that's an understatement. Not many books can really capture the emotions and daily thoughts associated with depression, but Creases really shows the reader what it's all about in a way that anybody can understand. Whether it's trying to understand why everyone at your workplace seems to be bother ...more
Janie C.
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
A view into the mind of a deeply depressed person who is virtually unacknowledged by those who should be listening. This story is not a comfortable exploration, but a very real look at the isolation and resignation of a man beset by a situation that threatens to destroy him.
Jack Stark
Jun 15, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I've read this work of fiction a few hundred times.

I wrote it.

I won't be writing a review on it. ;-)

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Liz
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Creases is a short story at 54 pages, but for its small size, it has all the emotional impact it intends to deliver as it opens a window and gives you an honest, heartbreaking glimpse into one day with depression! One! A day that starts with depression and a day that ends with depression. A day that has apathy, anxiety, worry and tears, a cry for help, an internal battle, exhaustion. I imagine someone, or myself, living this very kind of day 5475+ times – day after day, week after week, month af ...more
Leo Robertson
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
An excellent little glimpse of hopelessness.

Depression is so difficult to write about because it's maybe a complete absence of meaning. How do you tell a meaningful story about meaninglessness? This is a good example of how :)
Rebecca Gransden
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Creases is a short story that follows one man as he faces a day where his depression reaches a crisis point for him. Although the story is restricted to those hours, the times leading to it are very much present, as longterm depression is a way of existence, not just the crisis incidents that bring the person dealing with it to the attention of others. The story is very effective at conveying how debilitating severe mental health concerns are, and the lack of understanding of their nature, even ...more
Matilda Chapman
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As someone who deals with mental health 'difficulties' on a daily basis, it takes a lot for me to read stories like this one. Unfortunately, the majority of novels that seem to tackle suicide and depression, just don't seem to fully 'get it' - so ultimately, I end up finishing the story and feeling frustrated. Disappointed that I was promised a glimpse inside the mind of a character who felt like I did, but in the end, it being a shallow and stereotypical take on what the author THINKS mental he ...more
Lucy Winter
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For such a short story Creases really packs an emotional punch. It feels like a very honest portrayal of depression and the current state of mental health provision in the NHS. I was completely captivated from the first page as the confessional writing style really draws you in - I feel like I consumed the story rather than passively read it. Despite being incredibly sad there are moments of humour and even though I've never suffered from serious depression I connected with the narrative in a wa ...more
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Jack CJ Stark, known as Jack, CJ, or simply Stark finds it difficult to talk about himself in third person. He grew up in a wet grey town in the north of England. He spent his childhood sat on park benches, and at cafe tables imagining backstories and fictional lives for the people that walked by. A habit that has followed him into his adult life.

When he isn't furiously rewriting drafts of his sto
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