He’d tapped the pen for the last time.

He realised he wasn’t going to get any writing done. Everything seemed to be against him. The storm had caused a power cut so he had no computer and couldn’t type. The light was fading, so he couldn’t see clearly.

He looked at his hand, fingers covered with a sticky blue liquid. The same liquid that was smeared all over the piece of paper he was using to scribble down ideas; the same liquid that was on the cuff of his sleeve… around his mouth… all over the – as yet – unwritten birthday card.

Gerald looked at his pen, and let out a sigh.

His favourite pen, chewed, broken, and now useless.

In frustration, he screwed up the piece of paper, and threw it – and the pen – into the rubbish bin.

“Someone’s got it in for me” he thought aloud…

This is the next part in my Legendary Circles storyline.
The previous part can be found here.

14 responses to “Inklings”

  1. Andra Watkins avatar

    I understand this place. Well.


    1. Tom (Aquatom1968) avatar

      I think this is a very well shared experience, Andra!


  2. Deb avatar

    I’ve been in that place before…I threw is all away too.


    1. Tom (Aquatom1968) avatar

      Frustrating isn’t it, Deb?


  3. Let's CUT the Crap! avatar

    My mid-thirties daughter says I can’t say it; my 5-year-old granddaughter says it all the time: C.O.O.L.


    1. Tom (Aquatom1968) avatar

      Well, Tess, I thank you for saying it!


  4. lameadventures avatar
    1. Tom (Aquatom1968) avatar

      There’s a plot?
      Oh, yes! Indeed it does, LA!


  5. prenin avatar

    Boy do I know the feeling!!! 🙂

    Nice one Tom! 🙂

    God Bless!



    1. Tom (Aquatom1968) avatar

      I can bet you do, Prenin!
      Still, it’s all good fun in the end!


  6. Sue Dreamwalker avatar

    HI Tom, well Ive just got to go read the first part haven’t I. ~Sue 🙂


    1. Tom (Aquatom1968) avatar

      Hi Sue, there are a few other earlier parts to this tale dotted back amongst my other posts… you’ve just reminded me that I wanted to organise things a little better! I’ll do it later in the week… Thanks for calling by!


  7. Slumber | Me! Me! Me me me! avatar

    […] is the next part in my Legendary Circles storyline. The previous part can be found here. Like this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in Confusion, Feel GOOD!, […]


  8. europasicewolf avatar

    Know this feeling well, though I’m usually chewing on the laptop corner 😉 PC chips all round my wolfie chops and lumps of keys stuck in my teeth as I grind them in frustration!


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