A prompt response for Inspiration Monday ~ THE CITY THAT ALWAYS SLEEPS
by John Yeo
The airship landed with a series of bumps that shook the passengers as they were drifting in and out of a querulous doze.
“Follow the illuminated signs to the customs and the check out points.” suggested the friendly steward.
As the passengers landed and filed down the steps leading into the terminal they became conscious of an eerie silence. There wasn’t a sound to be heard, even the wind seemed to be holding its breath.
The first thing that caught the attention was a huge notice that welcomed visitors to the Silent City of “Somnambulancia.”
The Captain of the airship arranged for some pods to be offloaded to an awaiting fleet of robot controlled vehicles. These were the passengers who were booked to be taken directly to isolation sleeping areas. The remainder of the passengers were in a permanent state of deep somnambulant alternative consciousness.
These citizens were returning to their homes to continue with their lives of total hibernation. Never actually waking but loving, eating, breathing and reproducing in a permanent state of somnambulance.
This was the inbred way of life for this planetary society. The children were born with the sleeping gene and sleepwalked their way through life, becoming adults in a state of permanent semi-consciousness.
Yet these people were the fiercest fighters the known universe has ever seen. Living life in a dream they had no scruples about how they looked in reality. Pain is never felt quite in the same way when you are asleep.
Storms are not experienced ……
The heavens speak a different language in the land of Somnambulancia…
“John! Wake up you’ll be late for work…”
The airship had suddenly disappeared as if one reality had swallowed up another reality.
“John, get out of bed at once and eat your breakfast, or you will be late.”
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