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fighting off the sleeping pills.

fighting off the sleeping pills.
By Jonah Malin • Issue #3 • View online

The night is quiet and black, with the pool five stories down adding an alien glow to the ground. A chandelier overhead keeps the room dim, though my face is lit by artificial laptop light.
With the speed of Muhammad Ali, a knockout punch hits me hard. 
I stop to catch myself on the table. The sleeping pills have started to kick my teeth in, brain and all. 
I steady my mind by staring at the blinking cursor on an almost-finished page. The words are blurred and blended, but logical. 
With hands and eyelids growing heavy, I write one final line — the title.
“fighting off the sleeping pills.”
Goodnight.
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