The Candid Cupcake

Candid Conversation about Mental Health and the Daily Challenges of Life

‘Coming Down’ – By Kay

I remember… That feeling of never wanting to come down. Not just ‘not wanting to’ but being utterly defiant. Through sheer denial. There was no down. Down did not exist. Down was terrifying, petrifying even. If the slightest inkling of… Continue Reading →

Leon’s Story – Part Two: Erdington (The Real Stories Project)

This is the 3rd of a Trilogy of Leon’s Journey through the madness of his addiction. From Primrose Tower, to Erdington… To his Last Stop. Click on the titles to read them or the links will feature at the end… Continue Reading →

Leon’s Story – Part One: Erdington (The Real Stories Project)

This is the 3rd of a Trilogy of Leon’s Journey through the madness of his addiction. From Primrose Tower, to Erdington… To his Last Stop. Click on the titles to read them or the links will feature at the end… Continue Reading →

‘Untitled’ – By Craig Linton

Nothing is solid. Nothing is real. You can not experience anything outside of your own brain. Everything is energy. Everything is frequency. This is revealed to you through resonance. Waves. It’s all waves. Bad and good vibrations are different ends… Continue Reading →

‘A Letter To My Son’ – By Katie

If I’d stayed a little longer, Been around a little more, If I’d have tried a little harder, Hadn’t left you waiting at the door. If I hadn’t of been so selfish, If I just could have put you first,… Continue Reading →

‘Construct-shun’ – By Cheri

He had HS2 Bold across his Hi-Viz bright orange back I wondered if I should call someone And alert them to the earth destroying Working class geezer on the train Who’s delighted to be earning a mega-wage by his own… Continue Reading →

My Mental Health In Lockdown

When is it ok not to be ok in a pandemic? When is it ok for you to say ‘I’m not ok?’ The answer is… ‘When you aren’t ok anymore’ and that is simply it. I wrote this for anyone… Continue Reading →

Leon’s Story – Part Two: Primrose Tower (The Real Stories Project)

Click here for Part One of Leon’s Story – Primrose Tower  Trigger Warning: Contains coarse language, sex, drug use with paraphernalia and homelessness. I grab a box of vodka, and I’m off home to get smashed with my new partner… Continue Reading →

Leon’s Story – Part One: Primrose Tower (The Real Stories Project)

This is the 2nd of a Trilogy of Leon’s Journey through the madness of his addiction. From Erdington to Primrose Tower… To his Last Stop. Click on the titles to read them or the links will feature at the end… Continue Reading →

‘Embrace Your Shadow’ By Henrietta

I’ve survived desperation a darkness from within. The depth of which was solitude a life emersed with sin. Uncomfortable with silence, Uncomfortable with noise, The pain was uncontrollable, It was taking me, I couldn’t back out, I didn’t have a… Continue Reading →

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