The Man with a Newspaper
The Man with a Newspaper suicide stories

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A dream a suicidal person had after attempted suicide and waking up in a hospital.
I added/removed some details to make the story more interesting/digestible, but everything important is still there.
I will be posting the story using the exact words he did, in case anybody wants the "uncensored version".

By: A suicidal person

The Man with a Newspaper

by A suicidal person

It was dark. Very dark. Looking around, the only thing I could see were trees, and a man sitting on a bench with a newspaper. There was a bright white light where his head should have been.

I couldn't even make out a face.

"What are you doing out here? It's so dark"

Without any words, he showed me the newspaper. On it, I saw all the good things I have ever done and will do. I didn't know how I knew that. I just did.

It had everything. From the simple things like saying hello to someone who was having a bad day, to the bigger things like standing up for a co-worker who was wrongly fired.

Looking at it, I started to tear up.

Then, without speaking, he turned the page.

More tears.

It was a list of everything bad I would ever do. Lying on my resume. Cheating on my wife. Everything.

I couldn't read it all. It was too much.

Then, the man spoke.

"Be careful what choices you make, because not all of them lead to the best outcomes".

Then, everything vanished.

I heard everything. Excitement, panic, and beeping.

As I opened my eyes, I saw my wife looking down at me with tears in her eyes.

"Don't ever do that again"

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