Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

The Thousand-Year Nap

Or: The fae have drastically underestimated my capacity for sleep.

Photo by Michael Oeser on Unsplash

I awoke to find myself lying on the most comfortable bed I had ever had the pleasure to sleep on. As I yawned and sat up, I tried to recall the events leading up to my nap, as I didn’t recall lying down in the first place. I had been…on a hike?

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Matthew Maniaci

Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.