“Let me be explicit with you, sweetie,” Betsy said, attempting to be patient with her rebellious daughter. “You’re going through this viscous cycle of extreme behaviors. It’s not your fault that you’re suffering from bipolar disorder, but you need to keep up with your meds.”
“Of course you’re right, Mom,” Belinda said, more than a hint of sarcasm in her tone. “I’d be so much better off going through life as a numb, mindless, compliant zombie instead of experiencing all that life, with its ups and downs and highs and lows, has to offer just so you can have some peace in your life.”
“But wouldn’t you prefer to be on an even keel rather than having these extreme mood swings?” Betsy asked.
“I’ll have an eternity to be on an even keel when I’m dead,” Belinda said. “In the meantime I’m going to celebrate life by living it to the fullest, even if it interrupts your precious peace and quiet.”
Written for these one-word prompts: Nova’s Daily Random Word (peace), Ragtag Daily Prompt (persist), Your Daily Word Prompt (kerfuffle), HW Daily Writing Prompt (voracious), Word of the Day Challenge (wish), Scotts Daily Prompt (explicit), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (cycle).