Sunday, September 21, 2008

100 Word Challenge: Yearning


I lay my head, eyes closed, but my mind is a network of busy signals and electron light, flashing and rushing through an enthralling stream of consciousness. Visions of butterflies with nanotech wings fly by. There are trees with fractal leaves and back-slashed roots. I've got a Technotropolis brewing. It's filling my mind's eye with the rhythmic patter of drum beats, visual indentations on a moving landscape, overflowing my inner ear with the splattering of hi-res images as audio interpretations. My senses are all jumbled and direction looses its meaning.

I'm yearning for sleep. It comes to me in my dreams.

8 comments:

Captain Dumbass said...

Love that last line. Your writing reminds me of William Gibson.

Shadow said...

you got that across loud and clear, nicely done!

Sleep Deprivation Ninja said...

w00t! William Gibson is the man :)

thenightblog said...

heh. heh. I do that all the time. Dream I'm sleeping and then I wake up, and an hour later I wake up for real.

Mr Lady said...

Sleep comes to you when you dream? That's a REALLY good line. Consider it stolen.

Patsy said...

I've never dreamed I was sleeping, but I have dreamed that I'm awake and can't sleep. Either way there is a yearning for sleep. Great writing. :)

jenboglass said...

I never know what to say to these. They're beautiful and lilting. I love them.

Sleep Deprivation Ninja said...

I have an overactive imagination so I fall asleep best by dreaming. I start a train of thought and let it go, then I lose myself in it and before I know it, I'm asleep.