My Mother Screamed into Her Pillow for Weeks

My parents divorce taught me stifled emotions can suffocate

Josh Bassett
Human Parts
Published in
4 min readJan 20, 2024

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Generated: MidJourney

The muffled shrieks were loud enough to pierce through the hollow walls of the council estate. The first time I heard her, I was sitting in front of the television in the living room, like any other day. It had been two days since my father moved out and for two weeks after that, as a…

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Josh Bassett
Human Parts

Editor for The ShortForm | Studied Data Analyst who writes about everything except from data analysis