Saturday 7 July 2012

Insomnia Pie

It's 2.52am. And I have a thought about insomnia. Don't you think it'd be so much better if the point of insomnia was to be awake for the delivery of some kind of pie?

For those who make it to 3.02am: apple strudel gets delivered. Maybe even a chocolate cake. It would revolutionise the insomniacs. They'd suddenly feel good about the long, pointless, existential nights.

A big truck. It miraculously knows where you are and that you're awake. It swings by before the sun comes up and delivers you a lemon meringue pie.

Everyone else wakes up a few hours later. Grumpy, bored and desperate for caffeine. But the insomniacs are alive! They're ecstatic! They've just eaten a delicious spongecake with a generous helping of vanilla ice cream.

Everyone would want to be us. They'd stay up all night, just for that moment. The magnificently glorious time of morning.

It's just gone 3am. A truck pulls up outside. Your pie is here.

Care to share?


  1. Make it "Insomnia cake" and count me in!

  2. Best. Idea. Ever.
    That is all I have to say.

  3. You are an absolutely wonderful writer. Your writings definitely struck a chord with me ! Keep it up :)

  4. Its 3:46am here, right now. Liking the idea very much and wish a warm brownie pie with vanilla ice cream was quietly slid under my door just about now. This is a perfect time to catch up on reading (tackling The Hunger Games as suggested by my college aged friends).

  5. Great post, Kid! Wish this was a real thing. Maybe you could a start a pie-for-insomniacs business :)