This story is based on my own struggles with the nasty disease. Depression is a very real problem, and it can very rarely just be cured with some positive thinking. True depression changes the brain chemistry of a person, inhibiting their ability to feel joy. I wrote this short story in an attempt to help people understand just how truly horrible it is. It isn't something you can really and truly understand without having suffered it, but I wanted this story to help people who don't suffer depression to have at least some idea of what it feels like.