I talked with someone today who told me that my story My Dark Angel was 'immensely depressing', or something similar. It was not said in a negative way or dismissive, rather in a concerned way. Anyway, it led to a very good conversation and it made me think.
I think that fantasies are not just something that you use as a pastime, something nice and cosy or exciting that you have as entertainment. For me they touch on very many different things and I have realised that my stories sometimes turn out to be about something I didn't expect them to.
My Dark Angel touches on something darker and more sinister, that is true. And now I don't mean darker in he sense crueller or more brutal but that it is concerned with loneliness and lack of confidence. So in a way I am very honest with you, dear reader, and I show something of myself.
Still, it is an emotion, a state of mind and does not, necessarily reflect my inner desires. I am not a very depressive and suicidal person...I hope. And besides, the story is purely fictional, the main character is young and the ending is inspired by and a tribute to The Story of O.