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genius_advice

2008-11-21 10:55:40

Creative Writing

Back at another day in the newspaper firm,
Will was chewing on his wooden pencil to generate ideas for his next article. Thinking on what Michael said yesterday led him into a black hole of thoughts. Will decide to photocopy something to pass the time and distract himself.

He needed to photocopy something badly.
His hands blindly grabbed at one of the many stacks of paper on his desk and found the photocopies he had photocopied this morning: 100 copies of an advertisement for "THE FRESHESTEST PIZZA IN TOWN!!!".

"WHY ARE THERE THREE EXCLAMATION MARKS IN A ROW?!
FRESHESTEST IS NOT EVEN A WORD!"
, he thought, and shuddered.
He got up and walked past the countless cubicles to the photocopier up against the wall of the room.

"I can photocopy those for you", a young woman by the photocopier said.
"Just tell me your cubicle number."

Will had never seen this blonde woman in the whole building before.
She had no make-up on, yet still appeared stunning and soft.

She looks like my age, Will thought.

"One copy of each please. Bee-dash-zero-one-three...and thanks", Will replied smoothly.

He attempted to organize the pile of identical ads in futility and then gave up,
handing the sheets of paper to her.
He walked back to his desk unhurriedly (glancing back several times),
sat on his ergonomic chair, picked up his pencil and began gently gnawing on it again.
Then, quickly putting it down, he stood up to see if anyone was observing his bad habit.
Nobody noticed.

Looking toward the photocopier again, he sat back down after seeing she was still photocopying diligently.

Will felt the urge to photocopy something else.

He wanted to photocopy something really badly.
Comments

Lilian

Lilian

2008-11-21 17:49:18

I enjoyed this piece. It was a bit hard to understand Will's character, but the piece itself was good.

Wallaceofspades

Wallaceofspades

2008-11-22 20:25:50

I felt the ending wasn't.... a real ending?
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genius_advice

genius_advice

2008-11-23 00:07:14

Replying to Wallaceofspades:
You are correct; I did plan to continue this as a short story but I scrapped the idea.
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Lilian

Lilian

2008-11-23 01:27:37

Replying to genius_advice:
Oh, I thought it was meant to end that way. I just thought the meaning of wanting to photocopy something really badly changed from getting rid of boredom to meaning he wants to get closer to the girl.
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genius_advice

genius_advice

2008-11-23 01:31:32

Replying to Lilian:
Yeah, that was the original intention as well; not sure if it came across clearly.

Lilian

Lilian

2008-11-23 02:18:09

It wasn't clear, but you eventually figure it out....that's what makes it good. You don't always have to be 100% clear, as long as you guide the reader in the right direction..and I think you did.

Wallaceofspades

Wallaceofspades

2008-11-23 10:05:38

It's still good, don't get me wrong, I just felt it ended too soon, that's a compliment. It's really good.

Sorrel

Sorrel

2008-11-24 04:40:37

I love the weird uncontrollable/unexplainable urges. I agree with Wallaceofspades though. Perhaps developing one thing (whether it be the weird urges, the train of thought, the boredom or the beginning of that porno) and it would be more satisfying.



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