THE CONFINES OF MY CASTLE
After a domestic violence 'incident' the woman miscarries. (It was a boy). In her grief she becomes depressed and afraid of her husband. During her next 'fertile' period her husband forces himself on her. A new pregnancy, whether boy or girl, goes some way to ease her depression. But she remains in fear of her husband.
After the fall, the morning of the passing sun hailed a winter that would never end. Now without life, and love lost, her spring had left her, and now she feared the night.
During a new season the night would come, and the night would know her. And by early light she felt the comfort and warmth of the birth of a new dawn. Or the promise of a summer sun, to brighten all her days, and to ease the pain of morning. But still, she feared the night.