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NaNoWriMo #24


I was having trouble thinking up a story for today, until I realised I’d been given the prompt ‘feeling meta’.

“What do you think?” I asked. “Writing about writing. Too pretentious?”

Magpie perched on the monitor. “That stopped you before?”

“Fair point.”

“I want to know when you’re going to tell the story about me and the fisherman.”

“One day.”

“It’s a brilliant story.”

“Sure it is.”

“Better than this one.”

“Shut up.”

I tapped out another few words, then broke the paragraph.

“Best get on,” Magpie said. “You’re 90 words in already.”

“Really? Guess I’d better stop there, then.”

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    Neil Murton over 9 years ago

    The Magpie character has turned up in a few stories I've written. Not sure if he's been in any I've posted here, though.

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    D.M. over 9 years ago

    Fun to have a magpie as a muse (especially one so spirited.) One can only
    imagine the story she alludes to, with the fisherman... I like that she has the
    awareness of the 90 words. So quickly the drabble is done. You make it look easy!

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    Richard Charles Davidson over 9 years ago

    Every writer writes about writing once in a while, because every writer goes through it, Muse or not! Good one!

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