This short story is an allegory about facing past traumas. The Little Boy in The Window is the personification of the male childhood sexual abuse that I (Joe Amaral) went through and the events in this story are exaggerated versions of what really happened to me.
Trauma manifests itself in many different ways. The longer we ignore what really happened to us, the more daunting the thought of confrontation becomes. The little boy (or girl) in your life is waiting for you. Don’t keep them waiting any longer…