In the form of diary/ journal entries, write about someone who's up late at night because they're having trouble sleeping.
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ForeverBy Xávier G. S. FergusonJune 3 There comes a day when the stars which look down upon the people of the world must fall, as must I. If I die, time will keep going, just not for me. But one day, time itself must end. As everything mortal dies, so will time and space. The liars and blasphemers say that there is no forever, but they lie as we group them into their categories: liars and bla...
“Mina's Diary” by Ruth Porritt
July 20th, 2019 (Saturday)I sigh, and throw the covers off of my second-hand bed. My body is slick with sweat, and it feels like I can’t breathe. I once read that the best cure for insomnia is to get out of bed and physically go somewhere else. (Easier said than done.) I stumble to the bathroom, turn on the sink, and splash my face with cold water. Glancing in the mirror, I see that one blue vein has popped out of my forehead a bit, but otherwise I don’t look too bad. I jog down the stairs, open the fridge, and select a carton of b...
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“Feeling Fine” by 𝔸. Triangle
Daily checklist:Brush teethGet changedBreakfast at 11 with LauraLunchGo for a walkDinnerMedicationJanuary 17, 1994 Dear diary, I woke up last night with a terrible pounding headache. It was one of the ones where you don't have to shut your eyes and focus on your heartbeat because it's already pounding in your ears anyway. I found my way to the medicine cabinet and took a couple of aspirins. And
“Sienna Hotel” by Lee Mar
12:35 AMThe tapping on my window has kept me up past midnight. Of course, it’s probably just a tree swaying with the wind. But a fearful voice in my head is screaming at me to stay awake, begging me to. The dust-covered lamp beside me seems to be daring me to turn it off, to leave myself in utter darkness. The dirty Sienna hotel floor seems to be pressuring me into getti...
“Unfinished Business” by Lynn Penny
MondayI hate that piano. I should have never bought this house so cheap. That out of tune piano has been playing every night, but only when it’s just me. The piano stops when I have people over, or start recording on my phone. I guess spirits are smarter than what is shown in movies.It feels weird writing these words down. Like I have to convince myse...
“Alfie” by Jeanne Marceau
Entry 70, 1942He called you Alfie I wonder why, maybe it is the name of one of his brothers. He spoke too often about them and how the war already took one. I wish I kissed him one last time, but he looked so tired and hurt. At least I have you to remember sweet Theo by. Entry 20, 1942Today was too overwhelming I should not have smiled at him nor have handed him the serviette with the telephone number on it. As much as I wish to not have...
“The Dream Man” by Elliot Douglas
Dear Diary, Monday I am once again up past midnight. It's sometime around three, and the darkness seems to press in around me. I have spent most of my nights awake recently, and it's getting rather taxing. I can't fall asleep anymore, and I swear I see shapes moving in the darkness. I have been drifting off at work lately, and I'm sure sooner or later someone will notice. My energy has begun to wane as of late, and my head has a dull ache. Marlene recommended I try drinking tea before bed. I'm heading out to buy some today...
“Dust mites and Diatribes ” by Yolandi Bester
Dear diary5/4/2020It’s 3 am. I’d gotten out of bed thinking it was closer to 7.So, here we are. On the one hand I think that maybe I should just go ahead and start my day. It’s not like it’ll matter when I get what done. That’s to say if I even get anything done at all. . . Happy Quarantine!On the other hand, I feel like I don’t want to wake up early. That’ll just give me more time to waste.I don’t know how people are doing fitness challenges and catching up on hobbies and...
“The Big Reveal” by Anupama Iyer
Dear Diary, Do you remember the 1st of January? I had made a resolution that I would tell you about each one of my days, in as much detail as possible. Some days I wrote to you, and on others I kept to myself. Tonight, we are going to have a talk. It’s sometime past midnight right now. I did what I do every night-a glass of milk, my kindle and a huge blanket. But nothing worked. I remember the times my eyelids used to droop down with exhaustion and I would be asleep in no time. But now, it ...
“Ten Fingers, Two Hands” by Joshua G. J. Insole
Wednesday 13th April, 2:33 a.m.Dear Diary, I have lied to you. Or was it myself I lied to? Perhaps they’re both one and the same. After all, I’m the only one who writes in you and I’m the only one who reads from you. The entries for the last week are scribbled across the pages preceding this one, and whilst the handwriting gets messier and messier, the content of those passages show no distress. I look at the entry for Monday — Nothing new, just can’t sleep. Di...
“Diary from the Bear Apocalypse” by Genevieve Taylor
Day 146Dear Diary, It’s too loud down here, but not the kind of loud we had at home. At home, there were cars honking and people shouting, and their cacophony would lull me into sleep. Here, there is only the hum of the generator. Really, it shouldn’t bother me. You’d think I’d be used to it by now. Evangeline doesn’t seem to mind it. She’s sleeping next to me, and I’m afraid to move too much in case I wake her up. I found this notebook when Marcus was out, and he doesn’t know ...
“Bella Noche” by Katherine Stevens
March 12th, 2019 I’m bored; it’s three in the morning and my family lay sound asleep in their beds. I don’t remember when sleeping got to be so hard. I don’t remember when the dark started seeming like a friend. I relish daybreak in a completely new way since it became so hard to fall asleep. I am a restless soul; I need to move. Being confined to my room each night when I could be out in the moonlight is its own kind of torture. I’ve been having...
“Nocturnal Mind” by Pauline Da Rocha
Dear Diary,Today is April 5th and the strangest thing in this strange time is my new relationship with the Night.When I was younger, can you recall, I was afraid of the dark, I was terrified of the owls hooting by my window and I was paralyzed by the idea of all these nocturnal beings living their lives when everyone was finally sleeping. The sound of the wind blowing through the trees gave me cold chills since I could feel the breeze meandering through my room until it caressed the back of my neck and I would hide under my ...
“Best of Quarantine ” by Janetsa Keovorabouth
Dear neighbor,You just moved in at just about a horrible time. I never got to meet you, talk to you, do something, with you before the world kind of went to hell. I was planning to give you and your family a pound cake (something my mom was going to force me to do) yesterday before the world went to shit. My mom's bought whole stacks of toilet paper and rice, what about you?Welcome to quarantine! Let's make the most of our 93-day lockdown. Whipee.But, I hope this letter finds you well, (I still don't know how...
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