It doesn’t matter how it happened. Whether it was the Netflix marathon or the steady line of ephedrine and caffeine, you managed to stay awake for longer than anyone you’ve ever known. And then, something happened. The world shifted just a little, a fraction of an inch, and you started to see things that weren’t there before. A door where there had been no door, an alleyway between buildings that were always set flush next to each other.
Sleep is an enemy now, and one that you don’t need to acknowledge. Being Awake for the first time has been a delight and a delirious study, but all good things come to an end. When you Awoke, you were no longer alone. The dreams that used to keep you company want to take you back, want to see you again. They miss you, and they won’t rest until you’re home again.
No matter the cost or collateral damage.
Deeper into the coils of the Mad City, caught up in its conundrums like cogs in a clock ticking closer to doomsday. Or twelve.
-Chapter 1 Scene 5
“What actually happens if we fall asleep? Doesn’t seem that bad,” she muttered softly while her gaze held on Ethan’s unconscious form for several seconds. “Is it, like, a coma?”
-Lupita, Chapter 2 Scene 1
Scared that he’s going to be homeless tomorrow?
That shouldn’t be as scary as it should be. It’s not like he needs a place to sleep anymore.
-Emil, Chapter 2 Scene 2
A story inspired and motivated by the independent RPG “Don’t Rest Your Head”.
Hosted and narrated by:
Debbie Williams Shepard (Aijae524)
Scenes played: 8
License: Community License