We never knew that we had a basement.


Between the ages of 2 and 5 my family lived in a house that a family friend was renting out. It was a nice house; three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a big kitchen. The whole package deal for only $250 a month- and that included the utilities. We were told when we moved in that there were only two floors. The ground floor and the upstairs floor where the bedrooms were.

I remember when we first moved in and I was exploring the backyard I had seen a window down at the very bottom of the house. For some reason it had unnerved me so badly I immediately burst into tears. Since my parents couldn’t get me to explain what had spooked me, they simply took me inside to calm down.

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