The evening sun pours in through the west-facing window, painting your silhouette onto the wall. I recognise the familiar pose – the bowed head, chin resting on your hand, eyes turned to the side, pondering, thinking, battling with the words that will eventually pour themselves onto the screen in front of you.
They always come eventually, the words. In the meantime, we sit and wait. That’s the process. Your process. I have the patience to wait until they arrive, more so than you at times. It will be worth it, in the setting sun, to see your smile once more.
Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
To read more stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
‘The Barra Boy’ is available now, and is the perfect Christmas gift for the readers in your life! You can find all the information for getting a copy HERE.
Yesterday, I went to the largest bookstore in Scotland, Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow – a shop I have spent far too much time and money in over the years, where I have sat in the cafe with my laptop typing out first drafts and failed attempts, where I bought most of the English Lit. course books in my university days – and got to see my own book sitting on the table along side some of the best writers in Scotland. It was a happy day.
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