“Go east six miles,” she said, “then turn left.” I woke up with a start and stared around the dark room.
“Who said that?” I asked, immediately feeling like the first idiot to die in some bad horror movie.
The directions repeated, and I realized it was the robotic voice of the GPS woman from my phone. The problem was I wasn’t driving, I was sleeping. The even bigger problem? My phone wasn’t on. I had it in sleep mode, so I couldn’t even receive a call, let alone get directions I didn’t ask for.
I’d been struggling with insomnia for weeks, and I had finally fallen asleep for a few hours, then some weird glitch in my phone woke me up. I wanted to cry.
The voice said again, “Go east six miles, then turn left.”