Tom Flanders World

Writer of Fiction
 

100 Words – Empire of Sleep

trying to sleep

I long to become a citizen of the empire of sleep. I’m exhausted and have completed so many tasks, so many challenges. I have earned my sleep. I am worthy. Or am I?

The border guards keep me out with sour memories and invalid tic-tac-toe strategies. The brain races to nowhere. Negative thoughts become ogres that drag me back to the waking world. Like a log jam they clog my brain. Nothing good can get through.

I try to breath. Deep and clarifying. I fail. The guardians of sleep mock me. Perhaps I can bribe them with a couple beers.

Facebook LogoTwitter Logo
Tags: | Comments (0) | Author: Tom | Published: March 22, 2020

Categories

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3 other subscribers

Copyright 2020 Tom Flanders - Most rights reserved