Short Story: The Sleep

Everybody is aware of physical and emotional pain, but that doesn’t stop some people from inflicting it on others. Shon Mehta

Pedro had been wide awake the entire night. All the coconut oil on his head couldn’t help him calm down. Even the sleeping pill he had taken could not make him sleep for long. His anxiety about his impending homelessness had triumphed over all.

He kept imagining himself sleeping on a footpath near a gutter, with filth all around him. The more he thought about…