This is an old story (posted 2004), but one I felt I had to review to bring it to people's attention. This is (to me) a well-written story about a young woman who sort of drifts through life, feeling disconnected, and knowing that she will end it soon. It's easy to empathize with, if not identify with, the main character. Reading this, I found myself identifying with her, at times, and other times simply hoping she'd find a way out. The plot is simple, but well-constructed; there aren't any holes, and no suspension of disbelief is required.
It's not a stroke story: there is sex, but it's not very explicit. Technically it's very good, but not perfect.
Alexis Siefert's work here on SOL is all very good, and some is outstanding, IMHO. Her "Lives Alone of Stone" is one of my favorites here; her "Monsters" I can't call favorite, because it's too dark and painful, but it's incredibly well-written. "Scouting" is another great one. I regret that we apparently won't see more from her.
Read her stuff.