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Here’s your chance

©Jeff Arnold

You’ve always wondered what you’d do if you had time and were at home”.

Well, here’s your chance”.

She opened the door. His home-office was rearranged so that his desk was right beneath the window looking into the back garden. There was an old typewriter strategically placed in the middle. He had told her of how the dream of becoming a writer began when he first saw his grandfather typing on one of these. But dreams always got delayed due to some other priority.

After all,” she added, “when Shakespeare was quarantined because of the plague, he wrote King Lear”.

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25 thoughts on “Here’s your chance

  1. What will he write? A full novel might take him a year. Nicely told, I liked the topical reference at the end.

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  2. Mike on said:

    This is a challenging time, so it is a time to challenge ones self. Unfortunately I am no Shakespeare, but write I will

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  3. Great take on the prompt. You are reminding me to take this time and make it useful and finish the manuscript I started years ago. 🙂

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  4. Why not now?

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  5. Here’s to the new Shakespeare.

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  6. Procrastination is an easy habit to fall for but sometimes things come together to leave absolutely no excuse, that’s when you have no option but to write your ‘King Lear.’

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  7. It is the perfect time to focus on writing. So why am I finding so many other things to do?

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  8. If there was ever a time to churn out that novel, this is it.

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  9. Good prod to get to some serious writing in the shutdown time.

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  10. Let us hope that the current problem is neither as lethal nor as recurring as the earlier plagues.

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  11. There are going to be a lot of novels started over the next few weeks! Will the next King Lear be among them? 🙂

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  12. Good one. I tell myself the same thing. It’s snowing. There’s a quarantine. Write! My computer is even set up so I can look out the back window at the accumulating or melting snow.

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