TITLE: Curse of the Blue Flash
GENRE: YA Contemporary
I have a sleep disorder.
No one knows about it.
At night with the completely still surroundings, everyone else sleeps and I stay awake. This insomnia like sleep disorder stems from every night when my eyes close, the place I can still remember dreams, I fall in love with him all over again.
Hearing him, his faint voice pool in the darkness of my eyelids “Lacie, please - please don’t die…” is what I live for. That moment when I hear him, I slightly open my eyes; barely permitting enough light in from the antique street lamp that shines in my bedroom window. This stimulates my senses. Wanting him to call my name again, I wait as my vision blurs starring at the stark white window panes. Then I see his face, amazing, my body goes numb.
I force myself not to fall asleep.
The dark of night floods my room; I sense his soul in my room, in my bed. Our own private world, the world that stops and no one else resides in. No parents, no friends trying to interfere in our relationship. I created the disorder all on my own. This place among the silent darkness, my concealed eyes track back and forth to find clues about him and how I can find him, to speak to him, to say thank you for saving my life.
My ‘dream boy’, whom I met briefly a few years back when I was trying to change my shy image.