Gone: A Short Story
by Angela Fristoe
A sorrowful, yet beautiful look at how mental illness effects a marriage
This is just a short story about a woman’s struggles with her husband’s mental condition. It had a strong effect on me, tore me in half, knowing the pain, hurt and confusion the woman had to endure. I felt bad for the husband too, he wasn’t forthcoming nor accepting of his condition, thus brought agony and torture to his family without him knowing. I kinda felt relieved with the outcome, but somehow I know, this is not the end for the spouses. Angela Fristoe wrote a short story that’s big on impact. Would love to read her full-length novels, seeing that I enjoyed this short one.