#SwiftFicFriday – Week 119 Winner!

#SwiftFicFriday – Week 119 Winner!

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Bill Engleson (@billmelaterplea) flew the highest this week and takes his thirteenth win!

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Guilty Conscious

It’s different when I’m asleep. I know what to do then. Like it’s another world and I’m a different me. I can do anything in my sleep. Anything!
Of course, the possibility of repercussions niggle their way in. Even there. In Morpheus. But somehow when I am in deep deep sleep or at least think I am because sometimes I almost imagine I am awake, the difference seeming so slight, and I can’t really distinguish, I take all the right actions.
There, covered in blankets, in that other world, I am a moral man.
Totally moral man.
I wanted to tell her.
I went to sleep every night thinking, “Be fair to her. She has a right to know.”
Some nights, after a bout of sleep bravado, I almost wake her up, spill my guts.
She hates being woken up…the phone rings just before dawn regularly…more than a Covid thing, random calls from call banks, nonsense stuff, like for example, “someone just charged $1000.00 kahunas on your VISA.”
We don’t have a VISA.
Stupid stuff.
So, I don’t wake her in the night and day, when I am fully conscious, the guilt just sits there in my throat like a cancer.
And there is nothing I can say.
Not in the daylight.
Not in the dark.
Not ever.


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