Power off the TV; put away the phone; close the laptop. Forgo mind-altering substances of any kind.
Sit, lie down, curl into stillness. Allow the fatigue to lash through the battened hatches. Resist sleep (this can prove challenging).
Watch your darkest fears circle you.
Make them a cup of tea.
Michelle Wilson’s words have appeared in Potato Soup Journal’s Best of 2021 Anthology, Rejection Letters, Maudlin House, Litro Magazine, The Drabble, 50-Word Stories, Literally Stories, Flash Fiction Magazine, and Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, among others. She lives in Miami Beach, Florida.