Mental health issues can come on gradually. I haven't had any experience with it myself yet, but I have to imagine that admitting it and getting help must be incredibly hard. If you don't do it early enough, it can be really dangerous. I hope he comes back, or she'll never sleep again, too. I really LOVE your pieces!You can find me here:ClarabelleRant
I didn't consider the reasons behind this story, but a mental health issue would certainly fit the category. I'm really glad you're enjoying them, and glad to have met you :-)
He probably went out clubbing and was, emmm, abducted by aliens on his way back home. :D
Lol, that old excuse, Michael ;-)
Oh that must be so stressful.
Although the first part, where he's just cleaning the kitchen, might be quite nice ;-)
A wonderful piece of descriptive and sensitive writing. Brilliant.
Thanks Keith :-)
That became darker by the paragraph - very evocative.TashaTasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)
I like dark. I end up there quite a lot :-)
I agree with Natasha. That one became darker and darker. I wonder what happened to him.
To be honest, I didn't know where this one was heading when I started.
I also wonder what happened to this guy. Very sad.
I wonder too! My characters never tell me anything :-)
Oh dear. What happened? Such a sad little tale.
We'll probably all have different ideas on that one, Christine!
Oh man, that is sad. One of my coworkers was having insomnia so bad he couldn't drive or use power tools. He finally got over it.
That's serious stuff, Shell. It must be a living hell, not to be able to sleep.
I bet it was all an act and he's living it up in Las Vegas!
What a great way to escape, Stephen!
Oh, that's sad. Great story and tight writing!
Thanks Tyrean :-)
I agree with the others. Great story and I really like your style.
Thank you Cindy :-)
Such a sad and creepy story. Bummer he wandered off. Maybe he's cleaning someone else's house now.
He may well be, Alex.
That gave me the shivers. Excellently told and so vivid I could feel the pain and exhaustion.
Thank you Lizy :-)
Holy cow, Annalisa! That's awesome! I especially liked the "catch the first batch of croissants." Very clever. This story seriously gave me the creeps - and I love that!!
Thanks Lexa. I really love creeping people out :-)
really enjoying your bits and pieces and teasers! gift of listening made me tear up. excellent work!
Thanks Tara :-)
you could tell where this was going, but held out hope he wouldn't not come back. This is such excellent writing - nice flow
I'm not completely comfortable with twists in my stories, they seem contrived. I didn't fully know what would happen in this one though!
Intriguing. Now I have to read more!
Thanks for visiting Sarah :-)
Hi Annalisa - so well written .. gosh how very difficult .. and yet she was looking out for him .. I wonder about the N for next ... fascinating .. cheers Hilary
Thanks Hilary :-)
Sounds like something worse than insomnia. Very sad story.
Yes, I think you're right Susan.
I hope he's found safe and sound. I've got a lot more questions about how he ended up like this - it could definitely be a longer story.
I've got a few questions myself, Nick. The great thing about the vignette form is I don't need to have the answers :-)
Good writing, it got darker and darker as it developed. Part of a bigger story I think... Good luck with A to Z, its a good challenge.
Thanks Maria :-)
This was amazing - I could smell the coffee, see him cleaning, hear you flipping pages in your book - it all came alive for me. Beautifully written.Sent with smiles, Jenny, Pearson Report2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador@PearsonReport
Awesome, thanks so much Jenny :-)
Good One!!! I hate Insomnia!!!!
I suffer insomnia occasionally, mostly on the Saturday night before I have to work on a Sunday :-(
I love that post. So well written and interesting.
Thanks Sandra, and thanks for visiting my blog :-)
Wonderful description of a life falling apart - from insomnia to disappearing. I love how a character takes you on a brief journey, not necessarily the one the writer had planned at the beginning.
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