As the title would suggest, Insomniac is a multi-genre collection which represents a handful of my written works that were born during bouts of insomnia and depression. The poems I have placed in this collection revolve around my friendships with specific (and at times multiple) individuals. The creative non-fiction pieces focus on my experiences with depression, dissociation, suicide, anxiety, hypersensitivity, epilepsy, and self-harm in hopes that they might promote conversation. Lastly, the short stories are my own spin on Bhoot (Ghost) and ¬Shikari (Hunter) stories I hungrily devoured in my childhood. My hope is that each of these pieces can reproduce specific memories and emotions within you, the reader.
John, Jason Abishekaraj, "Insomniac - A Collection of Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction" (2023). English Senior Papers. 30.
Course: ENG 493, Senior Capstone (Dr. Lorne Mook)
Faculty Project Advisor: Prof. Dan Bowman