Writers Block

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Ever wonder what writers block looks like?

There was a thin greasy film resting atop the liquid in the coffee pot. The surface of the coffee was flecked with colonies of fuzzy green bacteria. I pulled the pot out and swished it, observing the waves of coffee pass over and under the hard brown line of residue that ringed the inside. I knew that I was filthy, unshaven, and sunken eyed. My tongue was stained brown and felt as though it was covered in slime. I dragged an uncut fingernail across my tounge and then looked at it. 

Good lord, would you look at that. I thought, impressed with the thickness of the layer.

I poured out the fetid coffee, trying to spot the little green fuzzies as they went down the drain. It must be terrifying for them. I thought guiltily, popping the lid off the small bottle of dawn dish soap, squeezing it fiercely into the coffee pot as though it were honey into a cup of tea. I thought of the commercial of the little oil slicked ducks being washed with gentle hands. I scrubbed my glass ducky. Still thinking of the small creatures and the commercial, I absently rinsed out the pot in luke-warm water instead of hot water.

I wont hurt you, you’ll be good as new. I thought.

I laughed out loud at the ridiculous thought, but I still washed it gently.


Submitted: July 03, 2021

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Criss Sole

Eek! You paint quite a picture. I honestly felt a little bad for the poor green bacteria.
Hehehe. This was an entertaining read.
Good start! Look forward to seeing more of your work.

Sun, July 4th, 2021 3:44am

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Poor little bastards were still working on radio signals. Thank you so much!

Tue, July 6th, 2021 3:59pm

Serge Wlodarski

This sounds familiar. Were we college roommates? Good story.

Sun, July 4th, 2021 11:16am

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Wasn't collage, but there was a dress code. Thank you!

Tue, July 6th, 2021 3:57pm

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