I’m typing words on a page, and letters fly from keyboard to screen. My muse is hitting the high notes, laughing today, as fingers perform a percussion of clattering dreams.
And coffee’s bitter brew steeps sensuously, its scented veil trailing across my eyes.
But when I look at the wide white screen the notes of the muse have gone flat. Did I mean to write that? “Obituaries” will soon be telling its own.
Textnovel’s page is gray, the keyboard stone, and finger-ends are wearied skin and bone.
“Save chapter, start another?” Hit okay. The author and the muse together groan.
Written for Wednesday Writing Essentials:
• include three senses in your article
• mention a book by title, either a real book or one you've made up
• use the word "page"
• make sure someone shows a noisy reaction such as cry or scream or roar with laughter, etc.
“Obituaries” is the romantic mystery I’m writing for a competition on textnovel.com. You have to join the site to read, but if anyone’s interested, I’d love to see you there. You could even vote for me, but don't worry, I know I won't win.