Thursday, February 21, 2008

Prompt: Pillow

The Other Side

The pillow’s getting warmer, so you flip it over. But something’s wrong, because the other side is even warmer. You lay on it a while, trying to figure it out.

It’s getting unbearable, so you flip it over again...

It’s even hotter.

You’re fully awake now. You’re pretty sure it violates the first and second laws of thermodynamics, but something in the world has broken. The other side of the pillow is no longer cooler.

You lay still a long while, till the pillow is so soaked with sweat that you reluctantly turn it.

Is that burning hair you smell?

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