Blank

I stare at the screen. Nothing comes up.

I type a few words, erase them. No new ideas.

I set aside three hours to write and write alone. Now I have nothing to say.

I stand up, take a break, stretch my arms. My mind is empty, closed for business.

I sit back down, choose a new font. Wait for inspiration.

I repeatedly hit the shift key, waiting for the words to pop into my brain. The cursor flashes mockingly at me.

I get up again, make a cup of tea. Sit down, wait for it to cool, and sip.

I wait for another twenty minutes, but no story appears on the page. Maybe I need a break.

I pull out my phone, scroll through some galleries. There’s a link to a related story at the end.

I follow the link, and then another, spiral down the rabbit hole of digital content.

I look at the time, it’s late now. Time to go to bed.

I go to sleep. My laptop is still empty.


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Posted 26 October 2018

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