I lied awake. The consequences of that were typical. It meant I was probably tossing and turning, unable to find an optimal sleeping position. It meant that I was going to wake up feeling tired. It meant that I’d beging falling asleep in the middle of doing work tomorrow. (Or today, since it’ll technically be today) It meant that I was probably mentally fixated on something. It...
A bulb of light emanated from the lantern on the ground. The wind blew softly, but the lantern’s light remained fixated in its spherical shape. The flames seemed to dance like snakes, following the rhythm of the wind. The light was fierce; the heat was lacking. I withdrew my hands into my sleeves and crossed my arms in defense against the cold. “It’s oddly refreshing, isn’t it?” she asked. I...