Ugg's Underdog Howl
By ice rivers
Unlike assaults of the past, Ugg felt this one in his heart.
With his heart in command, Ugg gained control of his facial muscles for the very first time.
Ugg had a lot of work to do in a split second and this time he knew what he was doing.
This is what he did.
Ugg activated his frontalis which drew his scalp forward and his forehead upward which lifted his eyebrows and wrinkled his forhead.
He switched on his palpebaic superioris that lifted his upper eyelid into an expression of lugubrious, redemptive, aching.
Ugg began his underdog howl by flexing his playsma, the thin sheet muscle originating on his upper chest and shoulders. The muscle responded and it felt sooo good. As it responded to the command of Ugg's heart, the platysma stretched Ugg's mouth and manifested as tension in his neck. At that exact split second, Ugg instructed his tiangularis muscle to elongate the furrow on either side of his mouth while using his deprerssor labii inferioris to exert an additional downward pull.
Ugg reflexed his risorius which widened his mouth.
Ugg exercised his buccinator to assist in the xpulsion of air while he designated his dilatories to widen his nostrils.
A man made capsule of snot launched itself from Ugg's intentionally widened nostrils and began a futile orbit immediately interrupted by gravity.
In a final act of redemption and control, Ugg called on his leviators to once more reflex upon one another like tresspassers and tresspassed in the past which created the tension that lowered Ugg's face muscles and triggered his well prepared vocal chords.
(deceitful poisonous snakes....flames of tresspass....false familiar pains all racing to leave the body and soul of little underdog Ugg in an explosion of psychic reverse peristalsis).
Christine who had slapped both the snot ouf and the smirk off of Ugg was the only witness to this transformation. She was astonished and awakened by the metamorphosis she had witnessed.
For the first time in her life, Christine got a jolf of unfiltered, overwhelming empathy.
She howled in response.
So there they were, two underdogs standing still and howling at each other in the trolley tracks.
When the howling stopped both Ugg and Christine knew that they had changed for the better.
Christine had gained her first awareness of the pain of others and the chance that redemption might follow pain.
Ugg got control of his face, smirk replaced by radiance, fear replaced by faith.
They went their separate ways, each having gained a sense of purpose and destination as well as a willingness to journey.
The ladder was wide open and proved to be limitless.