Archive for September 13th, 2010

Beginnings: Blink, Blink

13 Sep

It always starts like this. The ideas and the plans have brought her to this moment and abandoned her.

“I’m not moving unless you make me,” the cursor says.

“But if I stay blank all night,” adds the screen. “We’ll be just fine.”

The hard drive spins down with a defeated sigh and the cooling fan shuts off. They doubt they’ll be working much tonight, either.

She squeezes her eyes shut to block the noise. The din fades just enough for a tiny voice to be heard.

“Just write,” it tells her.

She takes a deep breath and opens her eyes.