Sometimes, I feel like the stories that come out are like ghostly whispers; which can really drain you. I think you really have to feel and understand your characters as if it is you in a parallel universe or an intimate friend that really wants their story told. You have to be able to step in their shoes. But it can really get to you (depending on your subject matter)
I wrote the short story (attached) not because I was aiming to write about the subject matter, but due to the fact that once I started just writing, it flowed out. When writing it, I felt the rollercoaster of emotions. When I got to the end. I cried with the character. It was both cathartic and exhausting.
Anyway, you might not enjoy it. Or you may. Either way, I wrote it because it wanted telling.