Thursday, November 12, 2009

30 Ways of Looking at Marumaru South: (12) The Oversleeper

The oversleeper missed her sister's wedding, three job interviews and, just once, her own birthday party.

She slept through the ‘98 earthquake and the time a sheep-truck overturned outside her house (she awoke later to find her lawn half-chewed, the road strewn with lambs less lucky).

She's tried all manner of alarm clocks, physical prompts, hypnosis, drugs (illicit and prescribed)... but her body refuses to comply.

Everyone tells her the solution is obvious: get a man. That would just solve everything! Instead, she wakes when her body relents, sits at her bay window sipping tea and waits for the postie.

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