by Christopher T. Dabrowski
Translated from Polish by Aleksandra O hAlmhain
Insomnia is a horrible affliction, especially when it lasts too
Hallucinations come with time – some of them are really terrifying.
Adrian, like the others, couldn't get any sleep.
Is this a new disease? An epidemic? Or just a trip?
Maybe he is sleeping soundly now, tossing from side to side?
Maybe what he can see is only a product of his imagination?
Or is he daydreaming, compensating for the insomnia?
Everyone is pale, practically grey. They move clumsily, jabbering.
Him too – when he saw his own reflection, he nearly cried, but the
tears wouldn't come.
The worst of it all though are the pangs of hunger...
… the uncontrollable urge to feast on human flesh.
© 2021 Christopher T. Dabrowski
Christopher T. Dabrowski has published in many places:
USA: "Escape" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomaly"
(2020 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Spain:"La fuga" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomalia"
(2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Germany: "Die Anomalie" (2020 - Der Romankiosk)
Poland: "Deathbirth" (2008 - Armoryka publishing house),
"Anima vilis" (2010 - Initium publishing house),
- Novae Res publishing house),
"Deathbirth and other stories"
(2012 & 2017 - Agharta & Armoryka publishing house),
"Z życia Dr Abble" (2013 - Agharta publishing house),
"Orgazmokalipsa" (2016 - Alternatywne publishing house),
"Anomalia" (2016 - Forma publishing house),
"Ucieczka" (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house) &
"Nie w inność" (2019 - Waspos publishing house.)
He has contributed to anthologies published in the USA, England,
Australia, Canada, Poland, Russia,
Germany & India, and has stories in PLAYBOY in the
Slovak, USA, English, Czech , Russian, Brasilian, Spanish,
Argentinian, German, Italian, Hungarian, Mexican, Albanian, &
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