Stories tagged “sleep”

  • Grounded

    We could always tell when he was really asleep. His slippers would slide off his feet, and the remote would drop from his grip. He slept sprawled on his stomach. He was so tall, his feet always dangled off the edge of the bed. We would tip-toe right up...

  • My Beautiful Rescue

    I’ve been dancing on the tops of buildings… Every day I wake up to you, and I smile. That smile’s just for you, you know. And when you smile back, it’s flawless. Everywhere I go, I wear your smile, the essence of you, around my ...

    • Author: Granada
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Midnight Shift

    I sit working away at my desk, attempting to make it to the end of the day—er, night. Whatever it’s called here. It doesn’t really matter to me. I look up for a brief moment and watch several coworkers yawn wide and look around to see who...

  • red glow

    Boah slept uneasily that night in his cot as the waters rocked the Inscrutable to and fro like a baby in it’s cradle. He dreamed that he saw a glint of red light dart out the pocket of his pants hanging at the end of the cot. He opened his eyes. ...

  • An Obscene Hour

    “Six-thirty in the morning is an obscene hour,” he says, staring out the window at the golden-lit trees. “It’s an obscene hour no matter which side of th day you’re coming at it from.” “Of course,” you sa...

    • Author: Byn
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • When We Fall

    “Move over.” “No, you move over.” “Move over.” Rune shoved him, hard; Vyers felt a momentary twist of vertigo in the pit of his stomach before falling off the bed and planting his face firmly into last week’s underwear. He rea...

    • Author: Acantha
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Getting Caught in the Storm

    “Maddy!” Sam and I squeeled in delight and ran up to give her a big group hug. We all disolved into giggles as Maddy introduced us to her mom. After we all help Maddy get her stuff and pack it into the car. As we pilled into the car, Maddy&...

  • To-night

    We made a night of throwing things at the moon, in a vague attempt to pretend we had a sea. When morning came, it was clear nothing landed. Angry that we were in no frame of mind to be walking, we slept in the car. The next day was a pleasant change of...

    • Author: Swill
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Walk A Mile

    Every night when he went to sleep, a new pair of shoes sat at the foot of his bed. The first shoes were an unassuming pair of weathered brown loafers with one tassle missing. His dreams that night were of his grandfather. Sitting on the porch and watch...

  • Awake

    “Liz?” She swatted at him, irritated, her hand flopping at the end of the wrist forlornly. He snatched at her fingers and touched them to his lips. “Liz. I’m still here. I’m not going to leave.” Her hand was cold as ...

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Music to Drown out the Sounds

    Later that night I sat in my room. I was shaking uncontrolably at my desk while attempting my little bit of homework. After an hour of unsuccesfully doing my mah homework I stood up. I walked to my nightstand and grabbed my iPod from where I laid it th...

  • Quinine and Lime

    Til I’ve had a gin and tonic, I can’t sleep. I used to worry that it made me an alcoholic, but there’s something about the slightly bitter taste of tonic water mixed generously with dry gin and a twist of lime that calms the mind. One...

    • Author: Reiko516
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 4 O'Clock in the Morning

    What happened? Nothing But ohhh It was something Because at 4 o’clock in the morning It was so much more than nothing Being awake at this hour Is not by accident And though usually not by choice Our mind wonders While we stare at the ceiling An...

    • Author: Mockingbird
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Vigil

    My eyes feel dry. When they’re closed, they feel warm and wet. Every so often, I’m having to sit up straight or flinch a couple dozen times, or maybe stand up and walk around a little. We’re offering fake smiles to each other, everyon...

    • Author: Keith
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Awakening

    Dark clouds rumbled above me as lightning struck the sides of the cliffs, boulders crashed towards me. Ignoring everything I ran down the desolate canyon, this was all too familiar now, the only true terror left here was the thing that I knew was chasi...

    • Author: Erneg
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Night Visitor

    I don’t like to do this in the rain. The rain muffles ordinary sounds, but once I’m committed there is just no stopping. I keep one eye on the couple in bed. The man is snoring softly, the woman moans occasionally in her sleep. I carefully ...

  • blankets

    and you’re drunk with slumber, murmuring a semblance of truth amongst the sweet nothings and whispers. and where to go when the night wears away? lust in shadows, hide in the light, we scatter from one another like stones in the midst of a strol...

    • Author: ...
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Sleeping

    She had left him sleeping. It was the calmest she’d seen him in weeks. She slowly removed herself from his side, as not to disturb the tranquility he seldom acquired. She wasn’t sure if this was the right thing to do. She wasn’t sure about anythi...

  • Sweetie's Prayer

    " Now I lay me down to sleep……." “Mommy?” “Yes, sweetie?” “Horsies can’t say this prayer cause they sleep standing up, right?” “Right, well, sometimes they lay down. Anyway, let̵...

  • Slumber Seeking

    I dreamed once that I had stopped dreaming. It was frightening. I don’t know how I would survive without dreams, without the constant reminder that my mind was still active when my body was not. I’m sitting on my bed now, wishing, hoping th...

  • The world is ending

    Jane had a premonition; the world would end at midnight. It came to her in between the act of chopping lemons and measuring sugar. She would be lying in bed, the moonlight coming in softly through the open window to illuminate her body. She would be we...

    • Author: Kater
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Bright Light

    What’s that? A face. My…mother’s? I reach out my tiny hands, is she real? I’m taking my first steps. Shaky legs, bent to fall forward and crawl, but no, that’s not how everyone else gets around. Tricycle, my hands grip the...

  • Awake

    An explosion. In my hands, a gun. People are running….Why am I only walking? …I’m shooting them, they fall, one for every shot, though some shots aren’t mine. They come from the others…. Others? I recognize them? …Th...

  • Fatigue Poisons

    Poisons of fatigue Mind in diurnal limbo Eyelids falling down Resistance is useless here Sleep descends and summons me

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Wish to End Sleep

    His dreams turned darker The ghosts of his past returned Fiercely torturing He wanted to push eject But lucidity came not

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 4 years ago.