This week’s words: Collapse Reform Oscitant ((adj.) yawning, as with drowsiness; gaping. drowsy or inattentive, dull, lazy, negligent, malaise Strand Syncretism ((n.) the attempted reconciliation or union of different or opposing principles, practices, or parties, as in philosophy or religion.) Warren Barrel Catch Tough Tendency Uncanny Vertebra
He knew he was near collapse when the news came that he was once again in the wrong. His oscitant behaviour had been pointed out loud and clear, and he felt the triggers of the past kick in.
He and his sister had long been at logger heads in their respective syncretistic views on life. What was his from the past she considered hers in the present and how dare he sell off what she considered her right to say otherwise.
He had tried to reform his reactions, but it didn’t take much for him to find the malaise overwhelming him. He knew he needed to toughen up before being caught again by her bile being spit his way.
Show some backbone he heard his long-dead mother say to him, stiffen those vertebrae and point out your rights are as valid as hers.
But so often he found himself stranded within his own emotions and slunk down into the warren of hiding places he knew he could access when needed.
It was uncanny he told himself how you heard nothing for so long then the moment you thought it was all clear there was this tendency for the news to travel seemingly mysteriously to her ears and she was on the warpath instantly.
He’d find himself in a barrel of self-imposed anxiety desperately thinking of how to placate and get out of the situation and preserve some sort of dignity.
Emerging from his warren of isolation he considered the peace offering he’d make this time.