Slow Cooked: Flash Fiction #BlogBattle

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Slow Cooked

Her fingertips feathered the keys of her keyboard, driven by the ache to write something, anything. Words, for that still, silent moment, apart for the whistling of the wind outside her window, seemed to allude her.

She drummed her too-long fingernails against her writing desk and let out a frustrated sigh. She knew what she wanted to say, knew how to fix the mistake that was before her, she just had to muster her patience and allow the words to flow forth in their own time.

Writing from scratch and revisions never came in a microwavable package. The finished product always promised to be good, better than good, but it required the stamina of a crock pot, slow cooked until the words fell from the pages into the reader’s imagination like succulent meat dripping from their bones.

As if savoring the aroma that wafted from her imagination, she closed her eyes and smiled as the scene played out upon her eyelids. Yes, she had it now. Her fingers, set at the ready, danced across the keyboard with the familiar music that delighted and sped up the beating of her heart into a glorious tattoo.

Like feathers upon the wind, the story floated around her, until the scene was finished, the revisions were done, and the belly of her muse was full as if from a savory meal cooked to perfection.

THE END.

Happy Blog Battle Tuesday! This is Week 54 and this week's Keyword: FEATHER. My Genre: CONTEMPORARY. To read other stories found on Rachael Ritchey's Blog, presented by other Battlers, please follow this LINK.

 

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17 thoughts on “Slow Cooked: Flash Fiction #BlogBattle

  1. Beautiful!
    “She knew what she wanted to say, knew how to fix the mistake that was before her, she just had to muster her patience and allow the words to flow forth in their own time.” – This totally spoke to me. I feel like this every other day.

    1. Hello Heena! I am confident in saying we all struggle with this. As I told Tess, this is totally a true story, it was happening during a round of revisions which lead to that story 🙂

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