HAUNTED BY MY PAST

The Memories I Buried Were Waiting in My Closet

I didn’t know I was about to relive them

Claire Franky
6 min readMay 22, 2024

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Photo by Ben Blennerhassett on Unsplash

I sat on the edge of my bed staring at the boxes I’d pulled from the bottom of my closet. They had been in there for over eighteen months. Most of them contained my daughter’s clothes from her first ten months of life. The months that we lived in the United…

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