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?”
“I want to know when you’re going to tell the story about me and the fisherman.”
“It’s a brilliant story.”
“Sure it is.”
“Better than this one.”
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.”
Neil Murton about 5 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.
D.M. about 5 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!
Richard Charles Davidson about 5 years ago
Every writer writes about writing once in a while, because every writer goes through it, Muse or not! Good one!