Writer’s Cookie

He was turning out to be the person he wished he would never become. He was terrified of the boredom he was experiencing daily. It was as if he had nothing to do.

“The last book, I wrote, was five years back,” he told his close friend.

It was never published. Truthfully, none of his books were ever published. He had written a few books, some of them he could never convince himself to send to the publishing houses and while the others he had sent were kindly rejected, though he didn’t know because he never got a reply and he forgot it all with time.

“It is alright. You have a few ideas in your mind, right?”

“Yes, I have but they mean nothing till the time I start working on them. They have to come to life to mean something,” he desperately put forward his agony.

“Then work on them.”

“I can’t. Whenever I turn on my laptop and open a word document to type out the words ready to pour out of my soul, I end up typing not even a single word.”

“Why is it so?”

“It is because I feel doubtful either about my ideas or about my capability of working over them.”
He sipped his tea but didn’t pick up the almond cookie, even though he wanted to and rather just looked at it with a morbid sincerity.

“You are no longer enjoying your writing, are you?”

“I haven’t been writing. So, how can I tell?”

“It is okay. Take some time. And may be then you can join a creative writing class.”

“I am old now and there would be kids there.” He finally moved his hand towards the cookie to pick it up; it had lured him into a desire to consume it.

But his young friend’s hand was swifter and she picked it up and gobbled it down and his hands remained in an awkward position. It was the last cookie.

Poetic Duet

Recently, I participated in a poetic duet with HastyWords, who is an exceptional blogger and writer, and I got a very good experience of stringing words and phrases and lines together and finally creating a poem with mutual collaboration. And if I may say so, the result turned out to be quite good.. You can find the poem at http://hastywords.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/cloaked-in-mystery/

I loved the idea of doing such poetic duets.. accolades to HastyWords for such a brilliant idea.. It is a great way of socializing and working with the poets/writers from all around the world..

And I hope you won’t mind, dear HastyWords, but I would love to copy this idea of yours and do further duets with a wide variety of poets and writers..

So if you are interested in writing a poem with me or if you would just like to talk to me, tell me about it down in the comments section with your e-mail id.. We would do so..