Would you read a sad, depressing story? I need opinions lol

Hi again!
So, in my story, I wrote the relationship between the MC and the “love interest” as sort of like sad and “toxic”. I wouldn’t exactly call it “toxic”, though, because there would be no abuse, manipulation or any of that. Just a sad, miserable relationship between two sad and miserable people.

Anywhoo, I was wondering if you guys as readers would still be interested in a story, even though the plot is rather depressing?

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I’ve read quite a few stories with depressing plotlines and I’ve liked them mostly because I could relate, the aesthetics were nice, the directing was great and I was intrigued to see if things would ever take a turn for the better, so yes, I would read a depressing story. :slightly_smiling_face::raising_hand_woman:t3:

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potentially ? sometimes i’m down for a well-written tragedy. i’d need more details though , eg if the story were to contain triggering content maybe i wouldn’t be so keen

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I would love to read that story! I am sure I can relate to a lot of things :slightly_smiling_face:

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I would read it. :slight_smile:

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I definitely would read it when it’s well written.

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I’d love to read it if it is written well. Sometimes I do need some sad stories to shed some tears :joy:

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I’d read it if it was well-written, BUT sad stories usually need a balance - humor (people who are traumatized generally use humor as a coping mechanism), some lightness, a glimmer of hope - otherwise we just feel like we’re being dragged chapter after chapter

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I’d read it, but it still needs a few good happy moments (like @Kyrie described above)

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