Me: irritable beyond human endurance and outside the scope of being attributable to PMS.
Speak, Eudora, speak!
From The Eye of the Story, Selected Essays & Reviews, Eudora Welty:
A narrative line is in its deeper sense, of course, the tracing out of a meaning, and the real continuity of a story lies in this probing forward. The real dramatic force of a story depends on the strength of the emotion that has set it going. The emotional value is the measure of the reach of the story.