Reluctant Insomniac by Derin Attwood

Six long days and six long nights. I’m so tired. Every sound burrows into my head. It vibrates and ricochet’s through my brain. My head aches. I keep losing my train of …

It’s light outside and I want to sleep.

Of course it’s light. It’s daytime, fool. Sleep? You can’t sleep during the day.

Seven long days and seven nights. I’m tired. I have a headache. I don’t sleep when it’s light and I don’t sleep at night. I can’t keep it up.”

Maybe whiskey will help. Or vodka. Gin or rum.

I’ve run out. It didn’t help. I’m still awake. WIDE AWAKE with a hangover.  Sounds get louder and louder and louder.

Eight long days and nights. My head aches. I keep losing …

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2 responses to “Reluctant Insomniac by Derin Attwood

  1. My sympathies for the MC. Insomnia is horrible, and whatever we do to try to cure it only makes it worse. Great response to the theme. Peace…

    • derin

      Thanks, Linda. I enjoyed writing this one, but it was hard to get my head into the space. I did go there, but it’s all a bit hazy now.

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