Day number 6 of sleep deprivation. I try to cleanse myself of my fears so that the nightmares do not re-occur. I finally fall asleep but I am awakened every few hours during the night by screeching screams that make my heart stop.
As I desperately try to de-activate the alarm while answering the phone (the alarm company is calling), something scrapes against the bedroom window. I wonder whether the branches of the tree tease me or whether someone is trying to break in again.