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Childhood Traumas

Autophobia — the fear of being alone

Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash

She was home alone again. She’d gotten home around 2 pm, no, they weren’t there to pick her up, like the other kids’ parents. She rode the bus. But the girls in her class were saying her clothes were weird and her ponytail was funny. So she sat the whole ride alone again, to avoid their staring eyes.

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Maeli Santos

Maeli Santos

For existence, for expression and a mix of both — an outlet. A Nurse, so romantically attached to reading, writing and poetry, I try to pen my own.