It’s been a week or two that I’ve been trying to sleep early and wake up early, sleeping early has been a major fail but waking up early is progressing day by day. This morning, I woke up at around 6:30 am, I had an alarm for 7:30 am but somehow I woke up an hour before the alarm. I wasn’t fully awake, and I’d definitely would have gone back to sleep anyways, but half asleep I tried to go back to sleep instantly. I did check my phone for a while and saw that there were few messages and of course an email from a student about his assignment or something. But as I close my eyes and tried to sleep again, I kept hearing this single “Beep” sound inside my room. For a point I thought it was in my head or if I’m semiconscious with a dream.

Last night, while returning home, I had seen this American Robin chirping and realized that the spring is almost here now that I see birds all over chirping and whatever it is that they do. The chirping thing was in my head, may be that’s what got into me and I was hearing birds chirping. I tried to ignore it and go back to sleep but the loud but single beep was monotonous it’d not stop. I literally had no idea what was going on. I got up from my bed, looked around my room, there was nothing there. I looked outside the window, still there was nothing there. No birds or nothing that would make sound. By that time I had realized that it wasn’t something that I was dreaming. But then no matter how hard I tried to look for it I couldn’t even pin point the location that it was coming from. I tried looking at all the electronic devices, I turned on my laptop and turned it off, just to make sure it wasn’t that. Didn’t work. I don’t have anything in my room that would make that noise. I tried ignoring that irritating beep as much as I could and went back to sleep.

4 Hours later

I woke up 4 hours later and the beep wasn’t there. I didn’t even realize it at first, as I started working, on grading of course on Easter break, I remembered that I was awake few hours ago and there was a sound. But it wasn’t that strong of a memory in my head. I thought I could have been a dream or just an imagination in my head. You know how, when you sleep during the day time and forget if its morning or day or night or Sundays or Saturday and get that insomniac feeling? I thought it was one of those moments. My head was pretty much blank about thinking about that sound but I knew somewhere inside me that it was real.I tried to listen to that sound again but couldn’t hear anything at all. I stayed in my room for the most of the day and started grading again.

But now, at 8:10 I heard that Beep again. It surely wasn’t a dream and that beep is monotonously continuous. I had to google it, and surprisingly, it was coming from the Smoke detector in my room. Apparently, if the battery is down, they make that sound. What an irritatingly interesting creation the smoke detector is.

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