Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The silence

Pin It The screen was before me; it was blank.

I rested my fingertips on the keyboard, like a masterful pianist awaiting inspiration. I closed my eyes and listened for the muses to whisper into my eagerly awaiting ears…listening for the songs of things so sweet their words had yet never been uttered before.

There came nothing.

The keyboard was abandoned, a fruit shake was created, and email was checked. Yet soon again, the blinding expanse of whiteness lay before me. Like a traveler through a white winter storm, I sought solace in my destination…the bottom of the page. Would I reach it this evening?

Probably not…the muses are strangely silent tonight.

Let them sleep, thought I. And I will follow suit.

And it’s only 9:15.

3 comments:

The Scotts said...

I love the imagery you are able to conjure up with just a few sentences.

Miya said...

Hey,

I was checking out some random websites and I found this: http://outskirtspress.com/

It's a self-publishing company that promotes your book for you and distributes it to Amazon, B&N, etc. I checked them out with the Better Business Bureau and they have a pretty good rep. And I matched the testimonials with the books the supposed "authors" had written on Amazon and managed to find them all. Seemed pretty sound to me. Just made me think of you and thought I'd pass it on!

Teachinfourth said...

Scotts - Thanks. I guess it was better than posting nothing at all.

Meem - I'm going to check it out...thanks for sending along the link!

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