28-year-old Kade hadn’t been able to make it past his sidewalk in eight years. In this chilling short story, you will be given a glimpse into the inner workings of his mind as he goes through the process of trying to face his irrational, but very real fears. Experience first hand what’s goes on in an Agoraphobic’s mind and begin to understand the silent disorder that millions of people across the world struggle with.
For just 11 pages long, this short story about Agoraphobia, pulls you in to the life of Kade and takes you on an eye-opening journey as to what hundreds of people have to suffer with everyday of their life. This short story was close to home with me as I have personally dealt with this type of anxiety, I can’t say my agoraphobia was as strong as Kade’s is described, however it was still incredibly relatable no matter how little or big it was for me. Agoraphobia is not something that is spoken about a lot, if ever, and I strongly believe that whether you’re suffering with Agoraphobia or not, everybody should read this book to understand the real depths of this anxiety and how serious it can be. People don’t educate themselves on Mental Health enough and would most likely believe an Agoraphobic person to be ‘lazy’, that’s not the case!! They’re mind controls them in ways not even they can understand and if they’re mind tells them that if they take a step out of that door they’ll die, then they’re going to succumb to trying and find comfort in their beds for days, weeks, months.
For a person with Agoraphobia, it’s not easy for them to do certain daily routines such as walk to the shop, be in a public crowd, or talk to anybody even family members. That is something that others have to understand and Sara explained the whole situation perfectly. Those feelings Kade described when he went outside… It’s all real! Sara didn’t write that to dramatize the situation, that is ACTUALLY what happens to a person. I really empathized with Kade as I know exactly how it feels when you have to go outside and your mind is just telling you no.
Your mind is your greatest strength, but also your greatest weakness.
About the Author
Sara Secora has a passion for all things gamer and nerdy, as evidenced on her YouTube channel, AviGaming. She is also a well-branded voice over artist. Secora has always been in love with writing, and nearly a decade ago, she finally turned her talents to the arduous endeavor of authoring an exciting fantasy trilogy. Her whimsical stories are full of enchantment, mystique, and insight — destined to intrigue readers of any age.