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Insomnia. An inability to sleep; a state of agitated wakefulness, often as a result of troubling thoughts. The word derives from the Latin roots in ("not") + somnus ("sleep"). Further back, the word has roots from the Proto-Indo-European, in the term swepnos, meaning "dream." In somnia: engaged in the act of dreaming. Somnus also refers, in the figurative sense, to death. The Insomnia. An inability to sleep; a state of agitated wakefulness, often as a result of troubling thoughts. The word derives from the Latin roots in ("not") + somnus ("sleep"). Further back, the word has roots from the Proto-Indo-European, in the term swepnos, meaning "dream." In somnia: engaged in the act of dreaming. Somnus also refers, in the figurative sense, to death. The ancient Roman god of sleep shared that name; he was a son of Night and brother of Death. To sleep, perchance to dream. To dream, perhaps of dying. All themes in this collection. Includes the following titles: The Grin - a classic nightmare story extracted straight from the deepest recesses of a man-child's troubled mind. The Scenario Egg - an investment broker enjoys the spoils of his fast-paced lifestyle until failure, a beautiful woman, and an odd-looking device conspire to make him second guess what is good and right, and what is real and fantasy. A Thing for Zombies - a dark satire about young love and the steps one might take to win another's affection. Reached in Error - The lines between technology and the paranormal blur in this tale about a device that allows the living to communicate with the dead. Raise the Dead - when a mysterious musician applies for an opening in Chris Stephens's high school band, strange things begin to happen, some of them wonderful, some of them horrifying. The Sacrifices We Make - a child's abduction wakes a drowsy little town from a forgetful stupor. The Promises We Keep - young lovers make a vow that they never in their wildest dreams ever expected to have to keep. Approximately 85000 words. Some material may not be appropriate for readers younger than 14.


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Insomnia. An inability to sleep; a state of agitated wakefulness, often as a result of troubling thoughts. The word derives from the Latin roots in ("not") + somnus ("sleep"). Further back, the word has roots from the Proto-Indo-European, in the term swepnos, meaning "dream." In somnia: engaged in the act of dreaming. Somnus also refers, in the figurative sense, to death. The Insomnia. An inability to sleep; a state of agitated wakefulness, often as a result of troubling thoughts. The word derives from the Latin roots in ("not") + somnus ("sleep"). Further back, the word has roots from the Proto-Indo-European, in the term swepnos, meaning "dream." In somnia: engaged in the act of dreaming. Somnus also refers, in the figurative sense, to death. The ancient Roman god of sleep shared that name; he was a son of Night and brother of Death. To sleep, perchance to dream. To dream, perhaps of dying. All themes in this collection. Includes the following titles: The Grin - a classic nightmare story extracted straight from the deepest recesses of a man-child's troubled mind. The Scenario Egg - an investment broker enjoys the spoils of his fast-paced lifestyle until failure, a beautiful woman, and an odd-looking device conspire to make him second guess what is good and right, and what is real and fantasy. A Thing for Zombies - a dark satire about young love and the steps one might take to win another's affection. Reached in Error - The lines between technology and the paranormal blur in this tale about a device that allows the living to communicate with the dead. Raise the Dead - when a mysterious musician applies for an opening in Chris Stephens's high school band, strange things begin to happen, some of them wonderful, some of them horrifying. The Sacrifices We Make - a child's abduction wakes a drowsy little town from a forgetful stupor. The Promises We Keep - young lovers make a vow that they never in their wildest dreams ever expected to have to keep. Approximately 85000 words. Some material may not be appropriate for readers younger than 14.

36 review for Insomnia: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror

  1. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    Insomnia is certainly the right name for this collection. I wouldn’t recommend reading it late in the evening if you’re prone to nightmares. This anthology consists of seven stories, all of them of substantial length. I’m not going to list the details of each story, because I hate being told all about a short story before I read it. Each of them has been previously published separately. No doubt there are detailed spoiler reviews of each story available on Amazon, if you’re so inclined to read t Insomnia is certainly the right name for this collection. I wouldn’t recommend reading it late in the evening if you’re prone to nightmares. This anthology consists of seven stories, all of them of substantial length. I’m not going to list the details of each story, because I hate being told all about a short story before I read it. Each of them has been previously published separately. No doubt there are detailed spoiler reviews of each story available on Amazon, if you’re so inclined to read them. Of the seven, the only one I would not call scary is “A Thing for Zombies.” That one is a horror story of the sad kind, and is just a little funny as well. The remaining six are either horror or paranormal tales. A couple of them have elements of both genres. They’re all spooky and entertaining. My favorite is The Scenario Egg. I found that one extra intriguing, and it’s the only one I’d call science fiction. These stories would be right at home in The Twilight Zone. I enjoyed all of them. Read with the lights on.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra

    I won this book through freebookfriday for free. Insomnia is an amazingly crafted gift that I would recommend to anyone with a taste for a good fright. I was entranced in an hour of goodness that sent shivers and goose bumps a plenty all over my skin. Cleverly written and fun to the end. I would venture to read again and again.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Veronik Durocher

    Good! Some fine stories in that “recueil de nouvelles”. Maybe not that scary, but very fun indeed and definitely macabre. Loved it.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Constructionv4

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    Rosanne

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michele

  7. 4 out of 5

    Saul Tanpepper

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

  9. 4 out of 5

    Stacy Fowler

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

  11. 5 out of 5

    B. Practical

  12. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jeanine

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tobyann Aparisi

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer beck

  16. 5 out of 5

    Claire

  17. 4 out of 5

    DARLA KIDDER

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mike Rogers

  19. 4 out of 5

    Heather Wallen

  20. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cari

  22. 5 out of 5

    Valerie Kite

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jay Kloosterman

  24. 4 out of 5

    Erika

  25. 4 out of 5

    Pamela

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  27. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ashlyn

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amy Wilson

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  31. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

  32. 5 out of 5

    Deb

  33. 5 out of 5

    Mitzi

  34. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)

  35. 4 out of 5

    Paula

  36. 4 out of 5

    Denise

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