- Drifting focus
- Shuffling steps that scuff the floor
- Fumbling, clumsiness
- Bowed shoulders
- Squeezing the eyes shut, then opening them wide in an effort to stay awake
- Rolling the neck from side to side to loosen kinks
- The gaze turning repeatedly to a bed or sofa
- Stretching, shaking one’s limbs
- Rereading the same page
- Turning up a radio or TV for noise
- Listening but not hearing
- Haggard appearance (smeared make-up, matted hair, unshaven cheeks)…
Turn up the heat on your protagonist by adding conditions that will alter his mood and make him more emotionally reactive.
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