I'm Not A Writer

I'm Not A Writer

A Story by Relic
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I am not a writer.

Mr. writer forgets to do his wash and gets eye strain from looking at his computer screen too long. 
The dog is confused--wondering why his master is writing down words from a home decor book and why it's more important than his 'beggin strips' or 'chopped blends.'

People in the ferry terminal think Mr. writer might be having a silent seizure from staring at the floor with a troubled look on his face for five minutes. (should we do something? who would we call?  :/ )
Women on the train think he's strange for fixating on their shoes. ("I'll bet he works at a shoe store Diane." "What? this is everyday Gina. No, he's a weirdo, I'm telling you.")

Co-workers see that facial expression again. The one that looks like he left the stove on at home.
His wife still wonders what he's looking for out the window. 
("nuthin honey, I'm just lookin."  :/ )

He's compelled to blurt out lines from Robert Frost poems while waiting in line for prescriptions but stops short and clears his throat instead. 

He stays in the bathroom too long. 

Besides staring at the wall, he jots down words in a little notebook while standing in front of trees, subways, firehouses, abandoned houses, run-down fences.......
and he always turns on his favorite TV show late because he can't decide whether to write "as' or "with" in a sentence.

Yes, a writer gets eye strain and all those other things. 

I am not a writer.


© 2017 Relic



Author's Note

Relic
Just an idea. Nothing more. There's a touch of humor here as well.

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This is clever and funny. This speaks for me too!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

Thanks for the review Makoy.
Well done. I re-read approx 4x.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

I appreciate that, thanks.
Very clever and well written!

:) Julie

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

For some reason, replies to people don't often stick in this place, so being my last reply to you is.. read more
We always try to convince ourselves we aren't writers just because we may not write good stuff sometimes. But that's what we must learn about writing, it won't and can't always turn out perfect like how we want. Everything is a rough draft when it gets started. It takes progress to turn it into a good polished work. I admire your description and honesty here.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

Thanks you and I agree. I've said it many times but a a professor of mine once said, writing is neve.. read more
Yet so true at times though I think professional writers have fuller waste paper baskets even with shredders you gave great form and flow nicely done

Bill

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

Thanks Bill, you're probably right. :)
W R Stowe

2 Years Ago

You are welcome Relic

Bill
I really liked this, its really good. Short but meaningful
Im not a writer either, I just put whatever is on my mind.
Thanks for sharing this good piece, worth the time reading it, its really good

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

Thank for the review Lizardo.
I can agree with you 100%. This is a beautiful short poem that is very meaningful. I'm not a writer either, and probably barely anyone on here thinks that they are. Though by the definition of writer, one who writes, we are writers but in our souls we are just a human who writes down thoughts and thinks nothing much of them.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

Well said Sabrina. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)
I am not either, I am just a lost soul trying to plot my course in life, with words to heal and guide me.
I like this.

Posted 2 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Relic

2 Years Ago

Thanks Julia.
Julia Mars

2 Years Ago

Always a pleasure. / (.)/
Although I've learned several skills in my lifetime, I shun the label "expert" in regards to any of them. Like you, I'd never call myself "writer", either. We do write, however.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Relic

2 Years Ago

Yes we do Sam, and to me you do it better than a lot of people. Thank you.

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