The Writer

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It happens just like this: You are sitting at your keyboard, a lot intimidated by the story or essay you want to write next. You get up, pat the dog, water the plants, stare at the laundry pile. You open the refrigerator, wonder if you can cook something just complicated enough to suck up some time, but not too complicated – you don’t want the whole day to slip by before you’ve laid some words down.

You can’t settle, so after air-conditioning the kitchen with your refrigerator, you come back to your desk and just randomly start typing. You’re panicking, so your brain does something along these

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