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I'm Not A Writer

I'm Not A Writer

A Story by Relic
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I am not a writer.

A 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, anyway?'

People in the ferry terminal think he 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, 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.

© 2018 Relic



Author's Note

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

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Like sunprincess, if you're not a writer, I'm not one either. We all h ave different defeats, but we're all writers.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

 Relic

3 Years Ago

Well said Marie and thanks.
........hmm, if you're not a writer...I'm not a writer either :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sunprincess

3 Years Ago

......no one is laughing....cause they know, I speak only the truth..ha ha
 Relic

3 Years Ago

................... :)
sunprincess

3 Years Ago

... ( smiles )
This....made me laugh! Haha

Oh hush, you know you're brilliant!






Posted 3 Years Ago


 Relic

3 Years Ago

Well, I guess I...awe YOU GO ON YOU. haha (Giggling)
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~~ well... i'd like to share something with you, monsieur... i often describe my mother as the only writer i know who doesn't write... because she has a very interesting way of narrating incidents... but she never ever writes a word... ~~ i've tried my best to make her write and post on this site but she just won't listen... ~~ she doesn't even write on paper... ~~ and... sometimes i think that anyone who knows a language... and is even a little unique... can write interesting prose and poetry... but still... at any given point in time... even a site like this one... only has maybe a hundred active writers... ~~ i guess i'm trying to say that we need a lot of motivation to write and post and share our thoughts... and that motivation has to somehow arrive from within... ~~ in short, only a writer would've been motivated enough to write this post and share it... :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


 Relic

3 Years Ago

You have a unique way of describing things and complimenting me at the same time. haha Thank you my.. read more
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3 Years Ago

~~ haha... thank you... and you're very welcome, monsieur... :)
Heck no! I disagree with this concept my friend! You are indeed a writer and a talented one at that! So, you have a few pieces of paper in the wastepaper basket of ideas/concepts/lines that don't fit what you want at the time, but I suggest you save them for another thought pattern - it will come! The headaches and deadlines are often self-imposed. The eye strain and pain in the fingers - well, that can be fixed too.....and you know it!

Posted 3 Years Ago


 Relic

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much Sheila. Humor was in between the lines here as well. (I think). :)

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