Thursday, August 23, 2007

saying nothing

She plops down in front of her laptop, rubs her hands together and then stares at the screen, hands poised for when the moment strikes; the moment when pure genius inspiration will flow from her soul through her fingertips as they fly over the keyboard.

But... nothing.
Only five more minutes before she simply must switch off the laptop and pack it back in its bag (because of course leaving it out just would not do - far too untidy) and the pressure is getting to her. Because she has to write something today. It's been over a week since the last one and since then - nothing. No clever thoughts; no funny anecdotes (except for the guy in the canteen last week who had a piece of toilet-paper trailing from the back of his trousers but really, how much can be said about that?).

Two minutes to go and she's staring out of the window, wondering if the cat perched on the wall is going to pounce on whatever it's stalking in the neighbour's yard, or not.
It doesn't. Instead, it stalks off further along the wall that stretches from yard to yard all the way down to the end of the lane.

Time's up now. She sighs and sniffs, defeated.
Oh well, tomorrow is another day.

7 comments:

laurie said...

it's august! it saps the energy and will out of a person. i'm having a blank day like that myself.

Anonymous said...

At least you have something to look out at! I normally stare at the clock on the monitor willing it to move to 5.30 so I can get the flock out of work! My days are looooooooong and tedious! :(

Dawn said...

I so relate - and congratulate you on making something so worth reading ouot of it! How have you been, my china? Hope the sadness you spoke of in your previous post has lifted. Thank you for stopping by. Love to you. xxoo

Anonymous said...

You could back a blog about your new Bike .... :-) If only everyone knew how much youve been looking forward to getting it...

Terri said...

Laurie - That's settled, then. We'll blame it on August.

Anon - Long and tedious? Sounds familiar ;)

Dawn - Feeling better thx. I have something to look forward to - more about that next week.

Anon - Er, nothin' like spoiling the surprise ;-)

angel said...

i been there! i been there!
time for a meme...

Terri said...

Angel - Ah yes, the meme - great fallback!