NOT SO EASY EATS
Stick the bread in the toaster. It’ll take at least a minute, so you might as well use the time wisely, right? Smash the keys and peer at the screen. And then smell the stench of burn. But what’s a charred piece of Kingsmill when you’ve cracked another line? Frisbee the blackened square into the bin and pop another slice in.
Now, you’ve figured out the timing, it’ll be browned to perfection. Carry on typing. The fire alarm goes off next, so you fan that new notebook under it, and figure it’s best to concentrate on one thing at a time.
The end of a paragraph? You’ve hit 500 words? Any excuse to celebrate – cut a slice of cake, butter that muffin. You deserve it right?
And might as well kill two birds with one stone. Scoff it in front of your keyboard and type. Only thing is the space bar’s now jammed with crumbs, so tip your laptop upside down and give it a good old shake. Nope, it’s still not working. Time to bring out the big guns. You wet a J-cloth and give the entire keypad a once over. The screen’s flashing, the mouse is dashing around like a frenzied fly.
Call it quits for the day and visit your nearest Apple store.
QUICK AS YOU LIKE DINNER
What a palaver dinner is. The most time-consuming meal of them all. You take everything out on the food, cutting those carrots like you hate them. Flinging the rice into the pan to bring to the boil. And as for any protein…..oh, just stick it under the grill. All this preparation means you’re going to have to leave your computer alone. Except you don’t.
You end up with the rice grouted to the pan and the carrots boiled to buggery. Looks like you’ll have to make do with toast only there isn’t any bread left since you burnt it all.
There’s always the freezer. So that’s where that garlic naan that you froze in 2009 went to.
Still if your cupboard is bare, it gives you more time for writing.
2 thoughts on “A Writer’s Day on a Plate”
Very funny – don’t forget the caffeine buzz that makes you think your last 500 words were brilliant because all you’ve had all day is about 10 cups…
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So true! I might have to add a TEA & COFFEE sub-heading!