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The Blanket

Story written circa 1964

I have not been sleeping well lately but this is not what I am getting at exactly. It is when I seem to go to sleep that it happens. I say "seem to go to sleep" because it is just that. More and more of late I appear to be alseep, I sense I am asleep and yet in my dream I dream of my room, I dream that I am sleeping and everything is just where I left it when I went to bed...


Erections, Ejaculations and General Tales of Ordinary Madness - pg. 471 - 1972
Tales of Ordinary Madness - pg. 231 - 1983

Alternate titles or versions, draft titles

A Murder
Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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