Hot Water Bottle
I saw something, a shadow on my roof, which looked oddly like a hot water bottle. It moved. I jumped up and cowered in the corner of my room looking around for the hot water bottle shadow to emerge once again, nothing. I ran towards my door, far cry style, ducking just in case the hot water bottle shadow was planning an attack. I turned the light on and looked around, again nothing. My heart was racing. I walked into the kitchen and it finally hit me…
“What the hell am I doing? I’m looking for a fucking shadow shaped like a hot water bottle in my room, that’s what I’m doing!”
I went back to bed, confused about what had just happened and very scared of hot water bottles. Earlier I had taken the shoe forgetting medication again. I had been in pain all weekend and was frustrated by lack of sleep, so it seemed like a good idea at the time. I really should stop myself from proceeding with something after thinking “seems like a good idea”, because in the past, it never turns out to be a good idea.
I know that I wasn’t dreaming when I scanned my room for hot water bottle shapes, the jewellery boards which I knocked over were proof of that. I must have been hallucinating beforehand though, imagining some hot water bottle shadow in my sleep. I hope I was hallucinating, because otherwise there’s some weird fucking creature lose in my room.
I am so never taking the shoe forgetting medication again.