Depressed and forlorn, she wondered how long she would be in this wordless funk. She went to work even though she really didn’t want to go. She faced the onslaught of children descending the cafeteria with a smile, because they deserved a cheerful disposition. How bright and happy they were! Their mood was contagious! For the first time in weeks they were bundled up to go outside for recess. They had been doomed to endure indoor recess for weeks on end. Damn the weather to hell. What good was the snow if no one could frolic in it? She welcomed their hugs, felt rewarded by their smiles, and felt happy when one took her hand as she led them to the nurse.
She returned to her computer at the end of the workday to discover her addled brains had been freed from their shackles. The words flowed freely through her fingertips once again as she typed her latest story, publishing it with a sense of satisfaction and glee that knew no bounds. Her soul rejoiced once again.
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1 a : a state of paralyzing fear
b : a depressed state of mind
2 : one that funks : COWARD
3 : SLUMP <an economic funk> <the team went into a funk>