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Writer's Block

by Jennifer Haddock

What do I do with this blank page staring up at me? Do I defile it with this ink? Inspiration is such a fickle lover, teasing me with fleeting kisses of thought and then leaving me, alone and unfulfilled. I could go after it, and try to bend it to my will. But then it would become limp and lifeless in my grasp. And I am left with this once blank page, stripped of its purity by my insipid ramblings.

6S

Jennifer Haddock lives near Baltimore, Maryland and struggles with this more than one should.

10 comments:

roger daubach said...

i used to think that whiskey was the cure. then i became convinced it was pot. soon thereafter i decided ritalin was the answer.

and now? well, now i don't even pretend to know.

Joe said...

Well done. We are merely playthings of our muse! Keep writing!

Leatherdykeuk said...

But the page is now imbued with personality.

Linda said...

Super 6S, and all too (woefully) true. But you did a nice job filling this page! Happy to see more from a fellow Baltimorean... Peace

lissa said...

exactly how I feel sometimes.

Bob Clay said...

I know this feeling well Jennifer, but I've discovered a cure for such sarcastic sheets of blank paper.
Hang it on a piece of string in the toilet ... (I know it's crude, but it is very satisfying).

:-{=}

Madam Z said...

This is probably the most beautiful description of the elusive muse that I have ever seen:

"Inspiration is such a fickle lover, teasing me with fleeting kisses of thought and then leaving me, alone and unfulfilled."

If this is at all typical of your "page-defiling," Jennifer, I would never refer to it as "insipid ramblings."

austere said...

That was such an intricate description.
Mine just jeers.

M as in Mint said...

Déjà vu .. Piquant 6s!

GM said...

I always tell my students never to write a story about someone trying to write a story, but if they wrote what you wrote, I'd be okay with it. Great description.