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Tee Foley & Zombies

by TeeFoley 

Posted: 15 November 2004
Word Count: 828
Summary: A night with Tee Foley & her over worked computer.

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Nocturne Village - Zombies and Richard Branson

CAN'T YOU SLEEP….Here I am having retired to my pit of bliss with sleepy eyes and a tired mind, now wide-awake. It could be 3 in the afternoon for all I care, yes; once more I am unable to sleep and it's sodding 2.48am. Not in the mood for TV, only like it at this time of day when tipsy (or horny - ouch). Chocolate Horlicks hasn't worked and I have even bought a CD named 'SLEEP' from a hippy type shop. Nope, none of this has any effect. I have burnt lavender oil put rose quartz crystals on my window ledge, yet still.. I am fully conscious. Come on read this Kwickee you flippin' nocturne………

I considered my insomnia could be due to sexual tension but nope, without going into that I am fully serviced (by synthetic means of course). I feel like texting a buddy saying 'hey wake up' but that wouldn't be fair. I have even tried online chatrooms but they are for the dumbest people on the entire planet, as all intelligent folk seem to be fast asleep after midnight?

Yeah, those online freaks talk such crap, what a waste of space. It's like the ground opens up and every Zombie on the planet frequents the Internet to talk to other plebs about bottoms and breasts and it amazes me that most of them are married! I mean couldn't they just go and wake their spouse's up and have rampant sex or discuss a film, they could even watch one together?

I have read 3 magazines from front to cover, tried to get into a book but eyes are too sore yet my head is very much ready to do a full day. I am trying to convince head that shops are closed & it's too late to walk the dog (who is also a nocturne-in fact I get up before he does).

'Should I bleach the kitchen'? I ask myself 'or erect the ironing board.' 'Should I sort out my wardrobe or pluck my eyebrows?' Nope, none of this appeals. I know I will write a Kwickee I will daydream (well, night dream), I will talk to other nocturnes and they can read me when they too are in an anti social time warp that is so flippin' boring it makes 'Eastenders' interesting or even 'Bulls Eye!' Yuk, maybe they should put these programmes on during nocturne hours to increase ratings as some may find this a happy distraction from talking about their genitals on the Internet!

Hey, insomniac...Imagine a Nocturne Village where you can hop in a taxi sporting night attire, where nobody is allowed before 12am and after 6am. Dress code is strictly pyjamas and you have to take Scooby Snacks to share with your fellow nocturnes. So bearing in mind my empty fridge, what would I take along? I know… I would take half a packet of 'Maryland Cookies', my jar of 'Chocolate Horlicks' & some whole grain mustard. This would be for anybody who had the luxury of ham sandwiches; I would offer my condiment provided they shared their lunch box.

Only interesting people would be allowed to enter Nocturne Village and there would be no talk allowed of private parts or cyber sex. Married people would only be allowed with their spouse unless they bring along written consent and no flirting is permitted. In Nocturne Village only good conversation and exchanging of positive information is allowed.

You are not allowed to make friends in Nocturne Village, as this will only increase your insomnia. Therefore on leaving Nocturne Village you forget the people you met and only remember what you have learnt. Yes, I do believe this is a really good idea, so much so I may even write to Richard Branson suggesting he gives me one of his Islands together with a fast and economical transportation service for other nocturnes. In return for this he can have free membership. (By free I mean he doesn't have to bring a 'Scooby Snack' or a pillow.)

Nocturne Village will have several shops but you are not allowed to buy anything, you borrow it. There will be one shop for each of the following. Slippers, dressing gowns, unisex pyjamas and of course a teddy bear store.

At Nocturne Village duvets will be provided with various tog ratings for all seasons. Also sleeping bags and there will be huge sprung mattress's covering the floors. There will gyroscopes, trampolines, hammocks and swings. There will also be seasons switches that can change summer to winter, autumn to spring and rain to sunshine. Nocturne Village will be a magical place, that is unless you break the rules, this is when you may never, ever return….. . . . . . . Anyway sleep well, I am coming back soon to tell you more…..but do remember, it is a secret until I have asked Mr Branson. Tee Foley

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bjlangley at 09:39 on 16 November 2004  Report this post
Hi Tee, I was drawn in by the zombies in the title, and even though they weren't quite what I was expecting, I still enjoyed this piece. I thought that the way it slips into this day-dream of the Nocturne Village was very effective. Also liked the description of the people in internet chat rooms.

All the best,


TeeFoley at 11:13 on 16 November 2004  Report this post
Cheers Ben. Hope you are enjoying the site. Tee. x

Okkervil at 14:39 on 16 November 2004  Report this post
What a marvellous place Nocturne village sounds like, thought I guess I wouldn't frequent it as I'm a sound sleeper. I just have issues at my grandparents (three story victorian detatched) when I sleep in the attic. There's a large four foot mark on the cieling that looks like a person and is growing and I can't go to slepp 'cos I'm scared it'd take my face off. Anyways, lovely piece. I liked the non-stop thought-process chattiness of it and the (almost sleepily) dreamy six year-old girl feel to it ('I will have a pony, and she will be called Rose, and I shall keep her under the floor boards' or something).



TeeFoley at 15:05 on 16 November 2004  Report this post
Thank you James... You should write that peice (or is it piece!) about the pony... good thought there !
Gosh that foot print on the ceiling sounds very scary indeed. You should draw a smiley face on it to cheer you up and make you sleep better at your grandparents house.
Tee x


Whoops.. I read back your comments James & spelt piece correctly, posted same damn reply twice by mistake !

TeeFoley at 15:05 on 16 November 2004  Report this post
Thank you James... You should write that piece about the Rose & the pony... good thought there !
Gosh that foot print on the ceiling sounds very scary indeed. You should draw a smiley face on it to cheer you up and make you sleep better at your grandparents house.
Tee x

Richard Brown at 13:16 on 17 November 2004  Report this post

It really bounces along this piece, almost stream of consciousness. I suppose the energy comes from sleeplessness but it is palpable, which makes for great enjoyment. I think I know what James means about the child-like quality, but that is, as he said, charming.
I have the notion that 'Nocturne Vilage' is an idea in development. Any ideas what you might do with the piece?

TeeFoley at 14:39 on 17 November 2004  Report this post
Hi Richard!
Once again, thank you for positive and constructive input.
The piece is available at www.kwickee.com
I do hope you are well Richard.
Tee Foley xx

Richard Brown at 09:49 on 18 November 2004  Report this post
Had a kwick look at kwickee but it seemed awfu' complicated and didn't get as far as your piece. Have you tried to place it with a print mag?


TeeFoley at 21:23 on 20 November 2004  Report this post
Hi Richard
Have mailed you.
Tee x

Account Closed at 16:59 on 29 November 2004  Report this post
Hi Tee,
This was a lot of fun (maybe not for you!) I liked your chaste Nocture Village - it's true that late-night telly is something else and I don't want to imagine the internet chatrooms (although, some people must be getting up to go to work too, on the other side of the world)
Just reading it makes me want to curl up with a borrowed teddy and have a little nap!

Elspeth zzzzzzzzzz

TeeFoley at 17:05 on 29 November 2004  Report this post
Hi Elspeth

Thank you ever so much for your positive feed back. I have read much of your work and thoroughly enjoy each submission.

I see we are born the same year...ouch big '4-0' next year - ouch !!!

Tee. xxxxxx

Account Closed at 17:35 on 29 November 2004  Report this post
Thanks for your kind words, Tee. I have been preparing myself for the big 4-0 for the last year, so it'll be a relief to get there! And you know what they say about life beginning...


TeeFoley at 17:38 on 29 November 2004  Report this post
Can I come to your party - I don't have anything planned !! ha-ha. xx

Squeak soon. xxx Tee

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