Writing Companion

Sometimes Julian joins me in my bed office, keeps an eye on me while I fuss with the keyboard, picks at his rope, emits charming whistles. He’s a good listener when I read a draft out loud—although my voice seems to make him sleepy…huh. Such a cheerful fellow. I try to learn from him, to find a perky whistle when I want to tear my hair out and throw the computer across the room…Perhaps you noticed the cat sticker on my computer. To explain: it was necessary to distinguish my Toshiba from my husband’s identical black Toshiba—he has dog stickers on his. We have a toddler, as I may have mentioned. There were limited stickers on hand: cute animals or monster trucks. Yes. Hah! You are, as ever, so astute, Mr. Kipling. It’s true: Instead of writing, I am blogging about my bird and stickers. Fun’s over. Excuse me while I sign off.

About PB Rippey

Writer, wife, mother, grateful. Fiction, memoir, poetry, kidlit (MG), member SCBWI. pbwrites.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to Writing Companion

  1. Susan says:

    I don’t know, PB. Sometimes writing about birds and stickers helps jump start other thoughts that will spark new inspiration into an existing project. It’s necessary to write about what’s in front of us sometimes be they birds and stickers or laundry and empty chardonnay bottles.
    Personally, I like knowing about your writing companion. He’s very pretty.

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