The Darkness Keeps Coming For Me

Plagued by untold intrusive thoughts

Claire Franky
5 min readNov 29, 2023


Photo by Zach Guinta on Unsplash

Content warning: thoughts of infant mortality.

“Hickory dickory dock, the mouse ran up the clock.”

A happy screeching noise came from the back seat of the car. I glanced in my rearview mirror to see my daughter’s content face in the baby mirror…