Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I've lost her to the creative fog.

I've been trying to talk Linda into getting back into creative writing again.

We met at writer's group 28 years ago.  Once in a lifetime thing.

She also writes fantasy and has a tremendous imagination.  She had (has) some struggles with spelling and grammar but has gotten 1000% better, plus the writing programs are pretty great at catching things these days.

So she finally picked up a couple of her unfinished books and started reading and revising.  "I really like these!" she says.  "They are really good."

So now I've lost her.

I wake up this morning and she is at her writing station, and I pour myself a cup of coffee and stare at her.

"I've lost you, haven't I."

She looks up, all blurry and unfocused.

"Goodbye," she says.

"Goodbye," I answer, and head downstairs.


Martha said...

You guys are cute. <3

H. Bruce Miller said...

You've written the beginning of what could be a really good short story there. Finish it and send it off to the New Yorker.