|Coffee Moment (standard:poetry, 360 words)|
|Author: eddiesolo||Added: Nov 02 2003||Views/Reads: 1613/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A short piece about writers block.|
COFFEE MOMENT By Simon Murphy I sit and stare with unblinking eyes; my mind is a vacuum. The black hole of nothingness has sucked all ideas from my head. The story was to be so full of promise, vibrant with excitement and passion. I glare at the glowing screen infested with a few scattered words that make no sense...I am numb and tired. My head droops as I start to resign myself to the inevitable fate before me...the dreaded writer's block has finally taken hold. His sapping fingers have probed my brain and left me empty. Turning slowly I feebly take hold of the Grail of eternal life; its holy words of ‘Authors do it in various styles' inscribed on its ceramic side give little comfort as I sip the warm, brown liquid. Could this be the end? I close my eyes as the elixir of writers starts its journey through my sagging, withered form. No more stories tonight? No more stories...ever? The thought stirs an emotion and a single tear flows down my sallow cheek. The singular droplet falls in slow motion as I watch fascinated by its beauty as the light cascades from its glistening surface. I'm captivated as gravity pulls it away from me and towards its final destination on my keyboard. I watch in horror as the planet of water hits the grey plastic, its spherical form now destroyed. The scene I have witnessed jolts me back from the brink of oblivion and I smile. I will not give in. Mr W. Block is not going to take away my thoughts. I will prevail! I have to! My smile is broad as my neurons fire. My fingers begin to dance across the keys...words...sentences...glorious paragraphs formed. The way forward is clear. I shall create a world...a NEW WORLD. Oh the characters and places...I can see it all with remarkable clarity. I bring life to those blank pages. The story burgeons as my fingers tap the keys like a master pianist. The music of fiction. The story is written. The story is good. I feel good. Time for another coffee I think. THE END Copyright Simon Murphy 2003. Tweet
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