WriterBlocky

Image courtesy Pixabay.com

Image courtesy Pixabay.com

We had a power outage last night, so, by the light of our trusty oil lamp, I wrote this.

I couldn’t edit, I was done with the draft of the next episodes and this just popped into my head.

 

 

WriterBlocky

With apologies to Lewis Carroll.

‘Twas flowing, all my wond’rous prose,
Straight from my mind on to the screen:
The plot advanced, the tension rose,
My villain was obscene.

“Beware the Writer’s Block, you hack,
The cursor blinks and you can’t think.
Beware the Twitter bird, and track
The gallons of coffee you drink.”

And, so, with outline in my mind,
Long time I gave form to my thought-
Then rested I my bloodshot eyes
And stretched my back a lot.

And, as in muse-filled thought I typed,
The Writer’s Block, with failure’s flame,
Came moping, whining as it griped
From deep within my brain.

“Kill you, then you,and ‘ship you two!”
My poor old spine I stretched and cracked,
I left them dead (it’s in my head)
And went to make a snack.

“And did you beat the Writer’s Block?
Let’s see the draft, my sheltered scribe!
Your imagery, it speaks to me!”
I hope she hadn’t lied.

‘Twas flowing, all my wond’rous prose,
Straight from my mind on to the screen:
The plot advanced, the tension rose,
My villain was obscene.

 

 

Be safe and be well.

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One thought on “WriterBlocky

  1. Rather good, I must say; a clever pastiche! I do think ‘writers’ block’ is just an excuse for lack of imagination, though. I think many wannabe writers like the image of themselves pacing round the room drinking strong coffee and tearing their hair out. In my experience, writers just write. They don’t make a fuss about it, they just sit down and get on with it. Like I am about to do once I’ve finished on Twitter. And made the coffee 🙂

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