Sample Creative Writing Paper on a Professional Sleeper
I am a professional sleeper. It sure sounds weird, but I sleep for a living. Sleeping sounds like an easy job, but, on the contrary, it is not. The line between the easy and the daunting is drawn, when I have to sleep for more than sixteen hours a day for two weeks. It can get harder when electrodes are stuck on my head, and there are people around me and monitoring me, just to ascertain that I am asleep. At times, I get weird dreams; these include naked dreams, falling dreams, romantics, and even nightmares. I have had some rather embarrassing moments. For instance, I once woke up scared, after having dreamt of someone chasing me. With time, though, I have learned to control myself, discerning when I am asleep and when I am awake.
I am now five years into my career. I landed this job after I was fired from my previous job as a prep cook for getting to work late, mostly due to oversleeping. At times, I wonder whether this should have been my sign all along. After I was fired, my friend, a neuro-therapist student, hinted that their school was looking for a professional sleeper. Jobless, I applied, and luckily, got the job. All I needed to do was just sleep, as students monitored my brain activities during sleep. I had no idea that I would make as much as I do out of this. Later, I got another job at a hospital, and then another at the university; I have even worked in a five-star hotel as a bed and mattress tester.
The job sounds easy and less strenuous. However, it is not, in any way, easy. This is because I am obliged to sleep whenever the urge arises. Insomnia is a work hazard and so is stressing myself up. Moreover, lately, I have to contend with competition as more people have come to respect this as a full-time job. I started off on trial, with no training at all. Because of the handsome pay that goes with this job, some people have started getting trained on how to be better at this job. I hardly have a social life, not because I am an introvert, but because I usually have very little time to hang out with friends. In fact, I am a very open person, which is why privacy has never been an issue in my line of work. Often, I am awake at night and sleeping through the day, as dictated by my job. Nonetheless, I love my job for various reasons. For instance, I like the reaction from people whenever I tell them what I do for a living.