Gritty Details

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Today's OneWord: Intimidate

In that brief, fleeting moment - under the light of the lonely ceiling lamp, white flashes of shadow along the walls, their dark silhouettes threatening to overpower me - I understood their motives. They wanted to intimidate me. They wanted to shrink my ego down to a compacted size that they could carry in their pocket, to coo at like some sort of weak, furry puffball of a pet. And I wouldn't let them reduce me to nothing but a shaking, shivering coward.

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