Friday, September 14, 2007

Write Stuff. Fiction Friday. Free Write.


Dip. Drag. Dip. Drag.

Quill was weary of being used and abused. Her nib hurt and the scratching abuse was worse than anything she'd taken in her lifetime of being used. Used. She hated that. Quill longed to jump away from the dip and drag scene and to log her own comments. Feed her own ego. She was tired of being linked to her owner and yearned for freedom.

Freelancing. She'd heard the term, but was only now realizing that was exactly what she wanted to do. She began to lay escape plans and when her owner next picked her up, she leaked a blot, then another. Left a thin trail of pale ink. Nothing legible.

She choked as the hand squeezed her tighter, then shook her as if to remind her who was boss. Not much longer she thought, then she'd be on her own.

Snap. Snap. That small rite ended her future.

Darkness.



This is my first exploration of free write from an inanimate object's pov. I hope it's the last. :) Actually, thanks for the prompt, Fiction Friday. I was dry.

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9 comments:

paisley said...

where as i love the look,, and certainly the aura surrounding the quill pen... i have never actually used one... maybe some day i will....

Ther said...

ha ha. tired of being linked to her owner? funny. i enjoyed reading this. but just like paisley, i have never used one.

Merrie Destefano said...

I like this piece. It may be your first exploration, as you mentioned, but you did a fantastic job personifying that quill pen. Loved it!
Blessings,
Merrie

Jo said...

We had turns with one when I was very young, maybe 7, and it was a VERY messy experience. As always, enjoyable.

steve said...

You certainly have a way with words, so imaginative and expressive. I like the metaphors and can vividly visualise what you've written here.

Mjinga said...

I love it. Except that you hoped it was the last, I would say that I hoped this wasn't the last time you wrote from an inanimate object's POV. Although I suppose I know what you mean... I wrote about a radio frequency modulator once. Never going to do that again.

Any rate, I did like it very, very much.

b said...

I loved this idea for a prompt. I will try it soon. I am surrounded by inanimate objects that seem to have a life of their own.

b

Preethi said...

really good job!! loved this piece!!

Justin said...

The nib and all was fealt funnily, naturally and cleanly. It did not ask of us, it did not demand of us. That you seemed against the exercise was a surprise. The creativity brought a smile.