Recovery proceeds apace

I see some of you people actually want the Reed creature to come out of hibernation and say something. She’s lying on the couch, watching Criminal Minds and reminiscing about the days she had a crush on Mandy Patinkin in The Princess Bride… ‘Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!’. But I digress. (Reed is catching). I’ll just go and fetch her for you.

Reed? Reed! Come here.

No, come here. You need to blog.

Yes, because now people worry if you don’t.

Oh, hey, don’t blame me, the blog was not my idea in the first place. You created the levels of expectation, now you deal with them.

What do you mean, you never want to touch a keyboard again?

Don’t make me come in there and drag you out by the hair. I will, I mean it.

Fine. I’m coming in. Stop shrieking. You drove me to this, it’s your own fault! This is hurting me more than it is hurting you!

Yes it is, because you have sunk your teeth into my wrist.


There. Now write something. And hurry up, because I want to go to bed.

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6 Responses to Recovery proceeds apace

  1. archie says:

    I was beginning to fear that writing so many words in such a short time had caused fatal consequences. For words are mightier than swords and cut deeper than cutlasses. Visions of Reed exsanguinating all over the keyboard have haunted my waking hours. The phone was in my hand to contact Inspector Morse.

  2. Helen says:

    I had visions that you had steam coming out of your ears and you were thinking: “I’ll never write again!!!!” I’m glad you’ve come out of the tinfoil blanket and seem to be OK. I well know the feeling of never wanting to see a keyboard again. Don’t worry, in no time at all you’ll be raring to go and the characters in your mind will be shouting: “Write a story out of me! Now!” In the meantime, watch some nice telly for me, and read some good books – and I wouldn’t mind a few blog posts because I like reading them!

  3. We have been worrying, really. But you don’t have to write if you don’t want to. Especially under duress. I don’t know if I could produce anything while being dragged around by MY hair. But we have missed you.

    I was pretty sure you were decompressing after your shackled to the computer type for all you were worth amazing flying finish to the novel writing experiment.

    Have a hot toddy, it’s on me.

  4. charlotte says:

    We don’t like silence, us internets, so even a brief “bah” now and again to let us know that the tinfoil blanket has done its job is enough. It’s your fault, actually, for being funny, because we get a little addicted and want more.

    Seriously, glad you’re still there. C.

  5. Aphra Behn says:

    *knocks on the screen*

    Is anyone there?

  6. Reed says:


    Give me a moment to brush my teeth and put my trousers on…

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