Deepest Slumber

Day 10

Write about a sleep deprived character

sleep-deprived 

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“I want to get home so badly, my head is killing me and my eyes they are so heavy, I feel like I’m going to faint. I need to sit down,” I say to myself. As soon as I sit down I feel my body going backwards and my eyes go up. I shake my head, I need to get home, my skin seems like it’s shaking. The more I walk the worse I feel but I need to get home, I’m only a few blocks away but my body is swaying front in back it’s like I can’t control it. This is worse than being drunk. I finally get home and I grasp at my clothes desperately trying to take them off, I can feel my hands shaking, I’m scared I’ll pass out. I put on something more comfortable and throw myself on my bed. I sink into my bed; my body is so heavy, it’s like I’m drifting from myself. Then darkness comes in slowly, little by little and then it comes in completely. I start to wake, still dizzy, my head rocks back and forth. I’m still so tired, I fall back against my bed and collapse instantly. I wake, noticing 12 hours have gone by since I first fell asleep. My body is coming to itself again, yet slightly heavy still. I walk out of my room,“ Feeling better?” Jake asks. I start laughing “ Much.” I respond with a smile.

-M.Fernández

Copyright © 2016 Marlin Alicea Fernández, Soul to Ink. All Rights Reserved

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