Global cooling

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson
Jack came home hoping to enjoy the snow. He found the snow but his parents were acting strange. They were irritable (much more than they normally were), depressed (contrary to their normal euphoric-state), unable to sleep (generally they slept for 70hrs/week) & lackadaisical (what happened to their OCD?).
His father seemed to live in the wash room – contrary to his earlier constipated avatar.  His easygoing mother was unexpectedly aggressive about the dinner menu.
Jack took them to the family-physician for a checkup.
Jack –  …………….
Doctor – Seems like – Winter-over syndrome? Found in researchers who live through winters at poles.
Words ~ 101
PS – Needless to say both of them were referred to  appropriate experts.

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



35 thoughts on “Global cooling

  1. Mind over matter! If one tries, one can enjoy the winter (she says, trying to convince herself that she wouldn’t rather be on a beach right now with a drink in hand….)

  2. This is sometimes referred to as “cabin fever”. It’s especially serious when schools are closed in some areas and adults are closed in with children for days at a time. Good writing, Yarnspinnerr. 😀 — Suzanne

  3. I must be the odd man out. I just kind of enjoy whatever the weather throws at me. Still, I understand the cabin fever thing for those that hate to be “locked” inside by the weather. Great tale, YS.

  4. We have extremes of temperature in Delhi and of late I am beginning to believe summers are easier to bear than winters – especially for those with poor resources. A thoughtful piece YS

  5. I just read what Wiki has to say about winter-over syndrome. Never heard it described as such. We used to call it SAD–seasonal affective disorder–although winter-over seems more severe.

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