A new story thread
Since our last story thread has dwindled, here's a new one to kick off the New Year (11 days late... I know) The old story thread can still be found here: [url]http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/community/showthread.php?t=16653&highlight=story+thread[/url]
It's funny, waking up from a coma. Not knowing how long you've been sleeping or what's happened in the world. Then for weeks, every time you wake up, that panicked feeling like you're gonna have to catch up for the last six months of reality. You get used to it, keeping a calendar next to the bed so that you can see the date when you awaken suddenly, confirming that yesterday was only a matter of hours ago.
Not like that first time I woke up. When no one was around, in the middle of the night, unable to move.
And somehow, that first day, I felt exhausted. It wouldn't be until later that I realized how funny that was, to be tired after having slept for six months. So exhausted, I couldn't even roll over, so I just closed my eyes.