New Story Posted: Powerless – On Love and ECT

December 14, 2010 Bipolar blog fiction writing z_features

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Love and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Story - Powerless - Love and ECT

The last item I posted was an excerpt from off-label, a bipolar memoir. This time I’m posting a short story – Powerless: a Story of Love and Shock-Therapy. This story is, of course, loosely based on my own life events surrounding ECT but written from the perspective of the person who loves the bipolar woman going through electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Yes, it really a story, it really is fiction.

This story isn’t cheery, as my experiences weren’t so cheery, but I think the writing makes reading it worthwhile. I love the exquisite and vivid descriptions of being absolutely, unreasonably in love. (Yes, I know, it’s egotistical to say that, but I do love them, so there.) But I must admit, even I find it rather tragic and I wrote the thing.

What Do You Think?

So please, read, share and leave feedback. You can tell me I’m completely wrong and it’s crap. That’s OK too.


About Natasha Tracy

Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer, speaker and consultant from the Pacific Northwest. She has been living with bipolar disorder for 18 years and has written more than 1000 articles on the subject.

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Find more of Natasha’s work in her new book: Lost Marbles: Insights into My Life with Depression & Bipolar. Media inquiries can be emailed here.


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