Sleepless Nights

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
"Sleepless Nights" is a humorous short essay by Charlene Wexler on trying to get to sleep.

Submitted: June 19, 2016

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“Why are you up all night?”
“I can't sleep with your snoring!”
“I don't snore!”
“Yes you do! The sound coming from your nose and mouth could wake the dead!”
“How would you know? The television is going all night.”
“It drowns out your snoring.”
“Well, I can't sleep with the television on. I tend to listen to every word.”
“By the way, you promised to get a different clock. The loud ticking drives me crazy!”
“I did get rid of the clock. It is probably the ringing in your ears that is driving you crazy.”
“No, it's the crickets outside. I wish you would close that damn window and turn on the fan.”
“The fan has a steady creaking sound and I can't stand it.”
“If you removed your hearing aid you wouldn't hear anything, and you could sleep.”
“What did you say?”
Oh, what I would give for the days when the only sounds I heard at night were the pitter-patter of little feet, the bark of a dog, and the cat's meow.


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