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Author’s chair

September 24, 2021

From Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch is this week’s challenge.

September 23, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about an author’s chair. It can belong to any author. Where is it located and why? Does it have special meaning? Go where the prompt leads!

Author’s chair

A lumbar support is strapped over wooden cross rails; a cushion covers an unforgiving seat.

My author’s chair hates me.

I know what you’re thinking, but I’m not too cheap to buy an author’s chair. I just don’t consider myself an author.

The chair mocks me.

I’m lying down reading and from the corner of my eye I see the chair angled toward me. “C’mon,” it taunts. “Sit.”

I blink; it appears closer. “Whatcha gotta say?”

I shake my head.

“Got a story, Mr. Writer? A rhyme?”

When it scrapes across the floor toward me, I lose my mind.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2021 12:51 pm

    Lose your mind! Take the drama/trauma and put it on the page!!

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  2. September 27, 2021 10:03 am

    Maybe I’ll pass on getting an author’s chair…

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    • September 28, 2021 6:28 am

      No, no… my writer’s chair says you should get one. Tell her what? I’m supposed to tell you that they can be very helpful when it comes to… what? Oh, sorry. Very helpful when it comes to writing and relaxation.

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  3. September 28, 2021 10:33 pm

    An author’s nightmare when the chair comes calling!

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  4. September 29, 2021 11:22 pm

    Ugh, this one is all too relatable. I admire how you managed to weave humour into such a tense scene.

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