A story for the night TITLE : PARADOXICAL NEIGHBOUR
I was in the middle of a sweet dream when a noise startled me. Bam! Bam! It sounded like a hammer pounding on a tough nail. Bam! Bam! BAM!
Who could be in hammering at three in the morning? It must be Charlie again, making another #invention.
Just as I was putting on my slippers and bathrobe, the noise changed. I sat at the edge of my bed and listened. Tick! Tick! Tick! It reminded me of my first #wristwatch. Its regular tempo had always helped me fall asleep.
I started dozing off, dangerously leaning to the left, when the ticking stopped. It was now replaced by a #buzz, similar to the noise coming from a beehive in #midsummer, only louder. I shivered. I'm allergic to bees! Even just thinking about it or hearing a bee-like sound makes me swell
"That's it!" I shouted, now wide awake. "I can't take it anymore!" I marched to the next #apartment and knocked.
My neighbor immediately opened the door. His curly brown hair was sticking up every which way. He wore puffy lilac striped #pants and a loose #raspberry shirt.
"Hi, there, Lucy!" he chimed. "What's up?"
I pointed at my noiseless watch. "Do you know what time it is?"
He grabbed my arm and glanced at my timepiece. "Oh, my! I didn't realize it was that late. I'm busy working on a #machine that can cure #insomnia. It's almost finished. You wanna see it?"
I should have known. His last invention was supposed to annihilate bad smells, only it was powered by rotten eggs.
#me #edite #sundayvibe