The following is a fairly short fantasy-based story I recently wrote about nightmares and living and how everything mixes together. The true plot is yours to understand as you see it. In my stories, I like to leave all the doors open...
I HAD BEEN EXPERIENCING insomnia for some time now. I don’t know what started it, perhaps stress. Nothing had drastically changed. I took to having a couple shots of scotch before bed, under the impression that it would help me. It made for a good drink, and it relaxed me, but that was all. I opened a window to cool my room down, let the night’s chill circle around my room, hoping perhaps it would help. It didn’t. I still lay awake in the dark room, staring at the ceiling and wondering why the hell I was the way I was.
I realise I am a year late with this response. However, the topic arose, I wrote my thoughts on it, and I have decided I would like to share them with you. This is my response to a collection of six articles on the web talking about the Charlottesville incident last August and what should be done with American confederate monuments. ~
My opinion on the whole confederate monument fiasco which sparked last year is, for the most part, divided. I do believe that part of what they represent is terrible, and they should not glorify parts of America’s past. Thus, they should be removed. However, they should not be completely removed. Though Davidson brought this point up in his article as something rather critical, I agree with the idea: put them in museums! I don’t think they should be destroyed by any means. After all, as several articles point out, whether we like it or not, it is part of America’s past – or the whole world’s.
My name is Tanner F. Riche. I am a published journalist and author, via numerous newspapers, Amazon, Kobo, Indigo, Barnes and Noble, and other sources. Please join me on my journey as a writer. I post occasionally.