There Were Roaches in My Bed

Decades later, these creepy crawlers still terrify me

*Missy*
The Memoirist
Published in
5 min readJan 31, 2024

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Photo by Andreea Chidu on Unsplash

Content warning: This piece references abuse, neglect, poverty, and other topics that may be uncomfortable for some readers.

White powder falls gently from a tiny scoop, coating the cheap vinyl tiles under my stove. It looks like snow.

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*Missy*
The Memoirist

Working through my trauma one story at a time. Thanks for joining me on my journey.