The Muse

So, about a year ago my muse and I had a falling out.  Harsh words were spoken, bags were hurriedly packed and then poof, she* was gone.  Oh, I figured she would return just as quick, ready to pick right back up.  I was, however, completely and utterly wrong.  The longer we were apart, the less frequently I thought of her, until, eventually I began to doubt that she had existed at all.  Discouraged, I cast the remnants that she had left behind into a drawer, ostensibly to never see the light of day again.

So, it was with some amazement that forces perhaps both natural and un-natural worked in harmony to align the planets and grant me another chance.  Out of the blue, I get a text from her, says she’s been bored without a writer to kick around.  That may sound inauspicious to you, but to me it sounded like just what I needed to hear.  So, while the separation was a bit abrupt, the return will be handled with more care.  Unpack one bag, see how it goes.

*in the classical sense, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne – I’m not trying to be sexist here

About Tim Giron

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  1. Ah, muses are the most difficult brand of women around, I think. Good luck patching things up with yours.

    • THE most difficult women around? That’s a bold statement! I should hope I can wrangle mine as well as you do yours, Elizabeth! I love hearing about your writing adventures. How did your NaNoWriMo turn out this year?

      • Well, as tends to happen during NaNoWriMo, my original concept ended up a bit muddied, but it’s still something I might use in the future. The best part of NaNoWriMo is it gets me back in a daily writing habit, so I’ve at least got that going for me at this point. 🙂

  2. @Elizabeth – there’s a reason the muses are female… dude would be like “You need inspiration? Drop and give me twenty, maggot”

  3. @Tim: Granted, there are some women who would be like that, too. (I might even be one of them!) 😉 Inspiration’s great, but hard work’s better.

  4. I always knew you two would get back together.


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