I'll Keep You Safe, Mom
I stood in the hallway and tentatively pushed the bathroom door open, holding my breath as I peered into the darkness, waiting for it to bump into something solid, a person perhaps. I reached out and quickly flicked the light on and noticed the shower curtain was shut. My heart rate jumped, but I kept my exterior calm, cool, and collected. I’m an adult, after all. I’m not supposed to be frightened by empty spaces.