These spaces were our home. Now they are poisoned, shuddering frequencies. We are baited, lured away from safety by sweetness and unearthly delicacies, kingdoms lost for a crumb.
My children—their faces—when they hear the key in the lock, or sense the light flicking on. Our home is fear.
This has been “The Roaches” by Hannah Sage Campbell, Story One of The Invader Series, Series Two of Sleepless Stories.
Hannah Sage Campbell reads, writes, edits, and battles cockroaches in Brooklyn, NY.