Friday Fictioneers – wasted

Friday fictioneers stuff

Photo prompt @ Jan Wayne Fields

Every time I glimpse the stuff it pains me.
I quiver with resignation of the writing dream.
Tucked away in a corner, dreams put aside. Hopes doused.
Mountains of ‘how to write’ books.
Stashes of notebooks. Such cute covers, always another one.
The many quality pens presented to ‘the author’ as hopeful gifts. Perhaps this would be the golden pen, the one that writes the bestseller.
The detritus of dreams. Corkboard, thumb tacks, paperclips. The laminator!!!
Collecting all this and not doing the work.
Reality bites. No matter how much stationery I collect, the words won’t write themselves. (98 words)

Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a story in response to a photo prompt – in 100 words or less. You can find other stories here.

25 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – wasted

  1. Nicely written with a whole lot of truth mixed in. The mountain of “how to write” books certainly does ring true for me. Now, I need to put into place what I’ve learned from those books, and that’s the truly difficult part. Oh, I love the laminator!!

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  2. Oh, yeah, pretty much captured my yesterday as I sat and stared at the bottom shelf stacked with notebooks… a paragraph here, a page there… nothing complete. Sitting there on the floor, thinking… I need to write… but, what???? Great writing you’ve shown us here! 🙂 ❤

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  3. Dear Trish,

    Perfect last line. The words don’t write themselves. I’m going through something of a dry spell myself these days. Hoping my latest novel will get picked up soon. At any rate, well written piece that goes to the heart of this writer.



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