Glytch Montoya

United States of America

I've been writing short stories and poems independently for a while now. In fact, whenever I get the chance, I work on my short stories, for which I use the word "short" VERY loosely. I'm looking forward to seeing your opinions!

Message to Readers

the musings of a teenager doing homework past midnight... i'm at the point where i don't even care enough to capitalize my i's. that's how tired i am. i'm often referred to as "human spellcheck" or "grammar nazi," and here i am, too tired to capitalize...

School-Induced Insomniac

January 26, 2018

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This isn't healthy. 
It's after midnight where I am. 
12:10am. 
12:11am. 
I should be sleeping. 
But what am I doing? 
Homework. 
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This can't be right. 
I have to do my History. 
My progress rate is a decreasing exponential function... 
(I'm in Calculus AB AP) 
My homework should be done. 
But what am I doing? 
Homework. 
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I really should be stopping. 
I was told to stop at midnight
pack up
go to bed
and explain my dilemma to my teacher tomorrow...
But that just won't work for me. 
I can't just stop working when I still have work to be done. 
So what am I doing? 
Homework. 
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Homework is going to kill me. 
Homework is the bane of my existence. 
That's not even an exaggeration for emphasis. 
I am losing sleep. 
I am not eating properly. 
I am sometimes skipping meals. 
I am not getting my work done quickly...
Or correctly, at times... 
That doesn't help my emotional state too well... 
Homework is slowly poisoning me,
Until eventually,
I'll just shut down. 
But what am I doing? 
Homework. 
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What's wrong with me...?
I'm stuck. 
Stuck in a loop of misery. 
Stuck in a downward spiral of unfocused sleeplessness. 
I am getting to the point where I can't even naturally go to sleep before 10:00. 
Even if I have no homework (which rarely happens). 
So, it's 12:18am where I am. 
I should really be going to bed. 
But what am i STILL doing? 
homework. 
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i really think homework will be the death of me. 
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h e l p . . . 

 

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17 Comments
  • JadeAndSerpentine

    @ Elizabeth Bennet: I'm not sure if you were talking to me but in case you were, you're totally right, except a lot of the time I just get a great idea and have to put it down (on paper or whatever)... This is the one reason why having a writer's mind is a burden.


    almost 2 years ago
  • -Foxmillionaire-

    Studying;
    (Noun)
    The act of eating junk food and watching tv with an open school book nearby. (Sorry I just felt the need to share that cuz it's just so true )


    almost 2 years ago
  • Aravis Tarkheena

    I meant, drop electronics or whatever else uses your time until you've done your homework. I just know its really easy to get distracted by things that aren't school.


    almost 2 years ago
  • Glytch Montoya

    I am very much inclined to agree that homework should be illegal. Or, at the very least, regulated. They should've made a quota system for homework instead of one for immigrants! (Recently learned about that in History.)


    almost 2 years ago
  • JadeAndSerpentine

    You should maybe take a break from writing. I'll tell you, I'm often up until one because I write when I'm supposed to be doing homework. And I don't get tired, not during the day, either, so then I stay up even longer writing after I'm done with homework.

    HOMEWORK SHOULD BE ILLEGAL.


    almost 2 years ago
  • No More Than Sam

    And this person's name was KidThrills...

    xD I hate my life.....


    almost 2 years ago
  • Lee Fudge

    I hope this gets better for you, stay vigilant!


    almost 2 years ago
  • -Foxmillionaire-

    I had an all nighter once. I barely survived.


    almost 2 years ago
  • Glytch Montoya

    I'd happily trade in that metaphorical badge for the equivalent of TWO MONTHS of perpetual sleep. That MIGHT help me recover completely...


    almost 2 years ago
  • -Foxmillionaire-

    2:14 am in the morning? Seriously dude! You deserve a badge for that.


    almost 2 years ago
  • Glytch Montoya

    ..."Drop other things"? What do you mean?


    almost 2 years ago
  • Aravis Tarkheena

    Drop other things and get it done sooner. Sleep is important.


    almost 2 years ago
  • Glytch Montoya

    I was doing homework until 2:14am, at which point I was forced to stop. I wake up at 5:00am to get ready for school, and it takes me a while to actually fall asleep, even if I'm dead tired.
    ...
    Summer can't come soon enough...


    almost 2 years ago
  • f l o r a

    I feel your pain, completely
    Eighth grade sucks


    almost 2 years ago
  • LackingASocialLife

    I was worrying about this when I saw you were awake when it was nearly midday here in Australia, I knew something was off. This is a great way of putting the piece and I'd do so much to have the guts to send this to my principle but I must say DO NOT KEEP DOING HOMEWORK! CALL IT A DAY 8 HOURS BEFORE YOU'LL HAVE TO WAKE UP FOR SCHOOL AGAIN. My clinical insomnia started partially due to the stress of school and unfinished tasks. I beg of you to not fall down the same road


    almost 2 years ago
  • Glytch Montoya

    1:02am. I'm still doing homework. (I swear, if life were a video game, homework would be that one boss that everybody hates. The one that makes so many people rage quit... Gah, geez, I don't like the double meaning there... Okay, metaphor over.)


    almost 2 years ago
  • -Foxmillionaire-

    I feel your pain. :/


    almost 2 years ago