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The Eternal Goodnight

By Laura Blackwell · Mar 27, 2019
1,005 words · 4-minute reading time


From the author: We all want to be lost in a good book, but Nobody has spent decades trapped in one they don't like very much.


I’m Nobody — not the one in Emily Dickinson’s poem, although we share the same views. Tonight, you will find me in the grim green room.

When in this room — and I’m dragged back here all too often — I feel edgy and unwell. Perhaps the full moon, creeping above the windowsill like a peeping Tom, is to blame.

Boredom presses in like bad weather from these three go-light green walls (the fourth, doubtless an equally aggressively green, is invisible). I pull a volume from the neat rows of...

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