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Category Archives: Sleep

Sleep Issues

Driving elbow into ribs, Patti said, “Quit snoring.” As Bill did not waken, she drilled again. “What hell?” “You’re ruining sleep.” “You don’t sleep,” he said. “Because you always roll around and snort like pig.” “That’s not why.” “Go to guest bedroom.” Bill complied and was soon snoring. Patti stared at dark ceiling and wondered […]

Also posted in Health, Marriage, Sex, Short Pieces - GTC

Alarm Radio

Another tardy, you’re fired, boss told me. Sir, I’ve been both diligent and creative. Alarm radio was problem but I stopped listening to wakeup news which interested too much to get up until fell back asleep. Rock and classical music also soothed return to slumber. Then tried country music, which had hated, but soon loved. […]

Also posted in Employment, Short Pieces - GTC

Security Dreams

Night before first day as security guard John seldom stopped twisting and wife retreated to sofa. After work he happily returned home and reported job wasn’t stressful as anticipated. Few weeks later he began to occasionally snooze at post. Following month someone used cell phone to immortalize peaceful John on Facebook. In morning boss fired. […]

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Doctor Fears Naps

Dr. Jones had many patients but wanted more so hired and promoted until had four junior physicians, five nurses, three secretaries, and hundreds patients who on phone pushed variety of numbers before placed on hold and later told they’d missed appointment because Dr. Jones did not require harried staff to call and remind day before. […]

Also posted in Doctors, Health, Heart, Short Pieces - GTC

Retirement Express

Harold was usually nervous at work and home, worrying he couldn’t survive ten more years arrogant supervisors, indifferent coworkers, and rude customers, so started naps after work and earlier bedtimes and weekends in bed sleeping away years thankful to miss.

Also posted in Aging, Employment, Mental Health, Short Pieces - GTC

Nightmare Returns

many years vowed never would again but defiled mouth and head convinced really had awakened

Also posted in Alcohol, Dreams, Drugs, Mental Health, Poetry - GTC

Alarm Radio

another tardy you’re fired boss told fred sir i’ve been creative as well as diligent in this matter alarm radio was problem but stopped listening to wakeup news which interested me too much to get right up until fell back asleep rock and classical music soothed into slumber then tried country which had hated but […]

Also posted in Employment, Mental Health, Poetry - GTC, Radio

Heaven High

without wings soar into clouds gliding by stoic birds

Also posted in Dreams, Poetry - GTC

Unusual Ladies

there was something quite unusual about those three sisters sitting on sofa long blonde hair distorted a bit but otherwise all right really they were quite fat a different kind of fat sort of gray or pink in not only bodies but faces i didn’t understand and decided not to ask when one said we’re […]

Also posted in Dreams, Genetics, Pigs, Poetry - GTC

Freeway Flow

another gridlocked nightmare on hot 405 south in santa monica mountains needing to pee late for work ready to drive on shoulder or in emergency lane must get hell out to civilized community would’ve imploded when whitecaps whooshed me through cloudy cold canyon flowing too fast to stop

Also posted in Cars & Driving, Dreams, Los Angeles, Poetry - GTC

Shooting Baskets in Dreams

Generation after Hal moved from two small dingy rooms connected to old house in battery-stealing part of town, he thought dreams had disappeared so was saddened to see himself there shooting baskets. Old friend sat behind and watched errant shots. Damn ceiling’s too low to shoot right. Friend should’ve agreed but only stared as Hal […]

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