The Book Within Me


PHOTO PROMPT © Jeff Arnold

The dull patina of the ancient Underwood drew me in. I caressed a key, imagining the scent of Egyptian spice; cardamom and aniseed.

Thyme? A pun?

I sat.

No bottle of bourbon present, but a glass of red wine would work.

I smiled to myself.

This time out of time, this bit of social distancing, would be exactly what I needed. I would use the sequester to my advantage and create The Great American Novel!

Paper in, enticing me with its blankness, the words began to flow.  I could feel it, my masterpiece:

“It was a dark and stormy night.”


Hats off to that great novelist, Snoopy ;)

(Note – I’ve been away from Friday Fictioneers for a few weeks.  Actually, from blogging in general… Glad to be back.)


Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © Jeff Arnold. Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

43 thoughts on “The Book Within Me

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  2. Brenda's Thoughts

    Love Snoopy! A fun misdirect, Trent. I, too, took the last couple of weeks off blogging. A bit rattled by the quarantine here and hoping to calm down and get into a better routine. Who knows, maybe I’ll write the great American novel (haha). =)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! Glad you are back from your little blog break – I hope you are feeling a little better about the “new world order”. And perhaps you will write the great American novel – just don’t start it like this one ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yeah, I tossed that bottle of bourbon reference in there to head towards Hemingway, but when the words came out, good grief (a great quote!), it was Snoopy’s cliche ;) Thanks!

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