Friday Fictioneers ; 27th March 2020

Our hostess for the Friday Fictioneers photo challenge is Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
Our picture this week is courtesy of Jeff Arnold.

Everything was ready.
The machine was heavy but held great promise of wondrous manuscripts and best sellers.
He had been told the words were there to be written, they just needed to be coaxed from the keys.
So he set up his work place, fed paper into the roller and sat back.
‘You can start now,’ he said to the empty room.
The machine sat mockingly silent.

67 words


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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39 Responses to Friday Fictioneers ; 27th March 2020

  1. neilmacdon says:

    It’s not as if the words are new. Just in a different order. That’s all

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Ah, if only it happened this way! Who knows, with AI, maybe one day it will!

  3. willowdot21 says:

    I think this is just brilliant Di πŸ’œ

  4. ceayr says:

    I know how he feels.
    We all have days like this, don’t we…

  5. Sadje says:

    Oops! He didn’t get the concept!

  6. Nobbinmaug says:

    I hate that feeling, that blank page staring mockingly back at me.

  7. msjadeli says:

    A typewriter with attitude, I love it. Who wants an obedient slave to write?

  8. A standoff! I hope the chair’s comfy, could be there for quite a while!

  9. granonine says:

    Oh, this is wonderful! If only it were that easy πŸ™‚

  10. Dale says:

    Would that it could be so easy! Funny!

  11. Oh dear, could be a long wait unless the muse steps in. Amusing piece

  12. I love machines that mock me.
    maybe you need a skype-writer.

  13. Mike says:

    I well remember the ink drying on the typewriters ribbon. Those moments of blankness are so frustrating.

  14. susanmehr says:

    Stubborn! Who’s not these days. πŸ™‚ Great take on the prompt.

  15. James McEwan says:

    Great stuff, waiting for the typewriter to find inspiration – just drink the wine.

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