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Monday, April 23, 2012

Can't Sleep

This is something I've been mulling over for a while. Another piece inspired by our HR Manager's collaboration and their song "99 & 9." 

114 words.

Can't Sleep

            Hugging her knees, she stared at the roaring waves. The cool sand sent shivers up her spine. Everyone had long since left the sunny dunes and cooling water; but here she remained. Her eyes skimmed the whitecaps, searching for nothing.
            The sanded deck steps were long behind her, leading up to the illuminated porch and its creaking door. Everyone was asleep, resting up for the adventures ahead.
            She couldn’t sleep.
            No one bothered to ask if she wanted to be there; they always made her come.
            She didn’t want to sleep here.
            They didn’t know the truth; the things that transpired on this beach a decade past.
            She didn’t want to be here anymore.

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