No light meant it wasn’t yet morning. Not even moonlight under the broken bamboo and soggy brush that cascaded down and over almost everything under it. I lay there, disturbed by the fact that I'd lost the ability to determine if I was asleep or awake. Had I slept or been awake for the whole night? Humans had to sleep…

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