November 17, 2012

She Said, He Said - Bryan Norford

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What? Are you stuck at that computer again?


Yes.
 
What are you doing?

Writing.

Writing what?

I’m not sure yet, I’ll let you know when I’ve given it some more thought.

I can see. You haven’t written anything yet—you’ve got a blank page.

I know.

Well, write something. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to be doing?

Yes.

Well?

I’m not sure yet what to write.

How much did you spend on that computer?

I don’t recall.

Too much if all you do is look at it.

I know what to write about, I just don’t know how to start.

Okay, What are you writing about?

Marriage.

And you don’t know what to write? You’ve been married umpteen years.

But starting is the problem.

Okay. Let me help.

You’re not a writer.

Nor are you by the look of that page.

Alright. What do you suggest?

Write: “My wife is a better writer than me.”

No you’re not.

I’ve written something. You haven’t!

But that’s not what I want to write.

You want to write about marriage. That’s about marriage.

Oh! Okay. I’ll write, “My wife thinks she’s a better writer than me.”

Hmmm! You think “thinks” is better?

Yes. It aches for a retort. It draws in the reader’s curiosity.

Glad I could help!

Well, it’s a good start for a start. Thanks.

Footnote me! I’ll go make coffee . . .

I might change it later . . .


5 comments:

Ruth L. Snyder said...

Thanks for sharing. Although it comes across as humorous, it's not so funny when it's happening to you. I think this is something most, if not all, writers can identify with!

Tracy Krauss said...

Love it! I really did laugh out loud!

Precious moments said...

I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for making us to smile and chuckle.

Stephen T Berg said...

Made me smile.

Sharon Espeseth said...

I must share this with my husband. Don't know if he'll find it as funny as I do.