A dull vibration buzzes overhead as some invisible force wraps itself around me, sucking every ounce of energy out of my body.

Plopping heavily into the chair poised in front of my computer, I flop my hands lethargically onto the keyboard and stare at the screen.

Minutes pass.


I hammer out a few words and immediately tap the backspace key over and over until the screen flashes blank again.

This ritual repeats itself several times before I get bored and decide to check my email.

A message from my supervisor reminding me to fill out my productivity report for the week.


Drawing a deep breath I thrust myself backward and stand up to stretch.

“This is ridiculous,” I mumble-spit under my breath as I stagger out of my cubicle toward the bathroom.


… This is a normal day.





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