Tuesday, April 9, 2013
WHAT'S AN AUTHOR TO DO? ...
A man with blood-shot eyes keys in, “The End,” on his six-year-old laptop. He rumples his dark hair, and a drawn-out sigh escapes from his parched lips. Craning his neck, he glances over the screen at the wall clock centered between two bookcases crammed with books, stacks of files, dozens of pens, pencils, markers, and what have yous, stuffed into a variety of metal cylinders. Hmmm. 3:00 am.
Bare footed, he pads into the kitchen. The fridge light irritates his eyes as he grabs a bottled water. He nearly spits out his last gulp, shaken from the high-pitched sound of the phone ringing. “Who’d call at this hour?, he grumbles. His heart pounds against his loose t-shirt, as endless scenarios of bloodied bodies and death race through his head.
He snaps up the phone. “Who’s dead?” he asks.
“What? Nobody’s dead. It’s me, Alan.”
“Alan,” he roars. “Why the hell are you calling me at this hour?” A snigger on the other end only inflames him more.
“I couldn’t wait till later ...I needed to know. Did you finish it?”
“Just be lucky you aren’t within strangling distance.” He slammed the empty water bottle onto the counter. “Yes, Dammit. I finished. No thanks to you. The suggestions you made for the ending sucked. What a waste of cyberspace.”
Alan sniggered again.
“What the hell’s so funny?”
“You are, Jason. My little plan worked. You got so pissed at me that it forced you to write the ending you were meant to write.”
“You know what, Alan, you’re one sick puppy.” The tension drains from Jason, as the absurdity of the situation turns into comprehension . “Is that all? Or, are you going to pull another gag? I’m beat.”
“Just one more thing. I know you haven’t a clue of what your next move is with your book. I just downloaded something every writer needs.”
“Yeah, and what’s that? I don’t have all night.”
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“Fine.” Jason draws a deep breath and lets it out slowly. “Alan.”
“Thanks. I still want to strangle you ... but you heart’s where it needs to be.”
“I aim to please. Now get some sleep, you grouch.”
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