Ghost Stories and Tall Tales of the American South

Sleepyhead – Story Background

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“Sleepy Head” was written during a time when I really had severe insomnia. I don’t know how many of you out there have suffered from sleeping disorders, but it ain’t fun. You wake up each day (if you’ve slept at all) and walk around like a zombie in quicksand. Everyone seems to be moving 100 times faster than you, and even the simplest tasks seem to take forever to do. You just don’t feel like a part of this world. Like poor Mrs. Flowers, you’ll do just about anything to get at least one good night’s sleep – read a boring book, late night jogs, pop some sleeping pills, whatever it takes. I finally conquered it by going to bed and getting up at the same time each day. It put a dent in my social life, but I sure felt better!

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One Response to “Sleepyhead – Story Background”


Jonathan Kim:

This book is very good for a bedtime story for young childrens who doesn’t get enough sleep every night. The story taught me to sleep enough at night so I can have enough energy and health for the next day.
Another thing to keep in mind is, if you do something bad to another person it might happen to you.
I wouldn’t accept anything that a stranger gives to me, because it might be harmful. Like what happened to poor Mrs.Flowers.
Thank you for teaching me this important lesson that I will remember for my life.

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