The sound of your buzzing alarm yanks you out of sleep. You swing your arm over to shut the thing off without looking. “Get up, no snoozing! You’ll be late for work…” When you pull open the curtains, instead of facing the pleasant orange hues of the rising sun, you’re met with bright burning light that boils the room. You shield your eyes and close the curtains fast.
“Did I oversleep?!” The panic rises in you as a bead of sweat rolls down your forehead. You run to your phone, still on the nightstand. The screen shows 6AM, yet it feels (and clearly looks!) like lunchtime. You check the window… .