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Recovery

The Girl finds out how it is that no one has discovered a polar bear in the Rockies!

The Girl was exhausted by their deep discussion on the Nature of God, the universe, and reality. She was also recovering from what looked like a significant beating, which showed on her face, and the parts of her arms and legs that were visible. Bear was...

Insomniac

Third of three connecting stories that can also stand alone.

Insomnia ... I can’t get no sleep ... Can he who is haunted by his actions pass on such a haunting with one single final action? Total darkness, eyes open, disturbed by an unending plop ... plop ... plop ... all there is, and it is all around, an eternal...

Sleep hides from meNever coming to rest Staying out of reach Leaving me in distress  Fear around the corner Dark mysterious mist Haunting green eyes Followed by a hiss  Tiptoeing forward Not looking back Oh how I hate this Feeling like crap Why did I do i...

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What can I do to make you stay?Don't leave me alone on this awful day;I fight back the tears as they start to flow;'cause no matter what, you're still going to go;Alone once again and no way to share;the pain of my loss, the load which I bear;Lord, hold m...

I wake in a cold sweat. The dream again. Will it never end, I ask myself. As I lay very still, my mind takes me back. Back some twenty-five years ago at the age of five. A small happy five-year-old. It had been raining and was a cold rain as it is now. I...

It often starts with a small soundMaybe a little putt, putt or a sighSome nights a freight train comes roundI'm tired and need sleep, but no, I cryI do have choices, move to another roomA pillow over my head, maybe earplugs tooIt's worse now that everythi...

The Nurses. Chapter 15

A safe arrival but a disturbed, sleepless night for Katarina.

Amiens.June 9 th 1940     After the nightmare of the previous day's flight, Katarina was glad of having a day to get to know her surroundings.   She had been taken to the hospital from the airfield by a Luftwaffe truck, the same one that carried the body...