Time: 4 am
I'm woken up by muffled thuds, then by a woman screaming in pain/fear/anger/who knows what. All I know is that it's NOT a happy sound. I live in an apartment complex. There are two buildings with my apartment letter on it. I'm 90% sure the noises, for lack of a better term, were coming from the other building, not mine. My best guess is that whatever apartment over there has repeated calls for domestic violence were at it again this morning.
I felt sick to my stomach afterwards. I DID call 9-1-1 and reported what I heard and what I guessed at. I've got a police scanner on my phone which is how I know about the previous domestic violence. All I really wanted to do was drag my kids into bed with me and hug and cuddle them. But they don't need to be disturbed in the middle of the night. It took me a couple hours to get back to sleep.
I can't get that scream out of my head. If you've ever been a victim you know what I'm talking about. If you've not been a victim you can probably guess.
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:22 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by matobe at 3:44 PM on Apr. 6, 2011