The Louder the Whispers, the Harder it is to Breathe

Misty Moon
Human in Pieces
Published in
5 min readSep 24, 2023

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Atlas whispers to me in the back of my mind. It’s not exactly a voice I hear; more like an energy pattern imprinted on some deep structure in my brain. No man is going to want you, it hisses derisively, dragging five or six kids with you everywhere you go, never having enough money to do anything funnnnn…. I have to remind myself that while this sentiment is probable, it is not absolute. Jester still wants me.

Atlas will finally communicate with me now, after nearly three years of no contact. Sometimes, when he texts about plans with the…

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Misty Moon
Human in Pieces

Writer, survivor, fledgling activist. Misty is the narrator inside my head. Buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mistymoon