Curses are something I’m familiar with from research, and I understand the foundations, but I have never actually attempted to cast one.
A family member of mine has finally brought me to my breaking point, so I’d like to finally give them their due. I’d like to curse them with five days of insomnia to make their work week hell and to punish them in a way that fits their latest offense. Mind you, I consider this a slap on the wrist in comparison to the anguish they’ve caused me throughout my life.
I know all I would need about this person to target them and form the curse, but I’m not exactly sure where to start. I thought about animal symbolism as a sort of forced shapeshift in habits (a raccoon is the first that came to mind), or petitioning a powerful entity (have not done much research but was thinking Hypnos or maybe a sandman?). I like working physical objects into my spells too, especially crystals and plants. I live with this person, so I have access to where they sleep; I thought about a hex bag, though I’m worried about the person discovering it (on the plus side, I could end the curse when I like by removing the bag). Any help or ideas would be great!