Writer’s Block #Friday Fictioneer


Holding us back, Sam; how much longer, before you submit?”

Have I ever missed a deadline?”

Sam knew he was stuck. Smoking numerous cigarettes and drinking endless cups of coffee, could not solve Sam’s writer’s block. Earlier problem had resolved itself. Not today.

As a last resort, Sam decided to head home defying Sarita’s diktat, “never mix professional and personal lives.”

Sitting on an old sofa, resting his laptop on a discarded trunk, Sam looked at the cluttered garage and clear sky in the hope that peace and quiet of the old garage will mobilise his mental processes.

 Word Count: 97

This is an effort to write aflash fiction effort with the Friday fictioneers, 14thDec, 2018, using picture prompt provided by host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Other stories can be found here

Photo Prompt : Douglas M. MacIlroy

44 thoughts on “Writer’s Block #Friday Fictioneer

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  1. Been there. Well-describe.

    One grammatical issue. “smoking numerous cigarettes and endless cups of coffee” sounds as if he’s smoking the coffee, too. Insert “drinking” between endless and cups, and the meaning is more clear 🙂

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  2. Not sure moving to the garage isn’t just another way of procrastinating. The only thing I have found effective for writer’s block is writing. Get words on paper, any words at all. Keep going, even though you know it’s awful. Eventually it improves and suddenly you’re unblocked.
    Nice take of the prompt, Abhijit

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  3. Easy to relate to this story. And I laughed at the wisdom of the editor: never mix private and personal. Work comes home with you, like it or not.

    I like that he’s exchanged a presumably more sterile office environment for a “lived in ” garage with access to fresh air. Perhaps that will get the juices flowing.

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