Monday, November 10, 2008

My Peaceful Writerly Retreat Commences...


Whirl rolled up his incomplete manuscript, slipped it into the hollowed femur of an unidentified dragon and descended into the shower of icy drips soaking the dungeon stairwell.


‘Only 15,000 words to go,’ he muttered feverishly as he dodged the rats, bats and spiderweb plaits. ‘Let me away to my secret bunker, far from all distractions...’

As the iron door swang closed behind him, Geoff pressed a feline ear to its rusty exterior and listened as the whoops turned to echoes before finally fading away into silence.

‘Huh,’ she said, taking out the hastily scribbled note she’d clawed from her master’s desk scant seconds ago.

Dear Geoff

There’s a fortnight’s food for you and Jagger in the cupboard. Look after the blog while I’m gone, and don’t bring any mice in.

Love Daddy

X

‘So be it,’ said Geoff, grinning. Without a moment’s hesitation, she shat on the living room carpet while her tiny puss cat brain began plotting, scheming and contriving...

14 comments:

Mom In Scrubs said...

Looking forward to your re-emergence from the dungeon, completed manuscript in hand. As for the cat, well, you're a trusting soul, Whirl!

Thank you so much for the lovely padded envelope full of Scottish crap, crap, crap, crap, crap. It may be the only time ever I touch the soil and foliage of Scotland...and all because of you.

Stay dry and warm in your dungeon -but don't carbon monoxide yourself. Geoff, although fluffy and cute, does not have the legs that we all look so forward to glimpsing on rare occasion!

JaneyV said...

Whirl ..uum...Geoff? Hellooo....ellooo....looo...ooo!

It's very empty round here. No it's not - stooopid me just loaded the one post. For a second there I thought you'd deleted Daffy. Tell Whirl to get those last 14,400 suckers down and re-emerge as a beautiful butterfly. Best of luck.

Can't wait to see Calamity's nipples unleashed.

Geoff your wallpaper's freakin' me out.

Kiersten said...

I'm already a fan of the infinitely creepier background. Huzzah for Geoff!

Also, thanks for the sidebar love ; )

Geoff said...

pesky humans...

Minnie said...

Squeak?

Squeeeaaaaak?

McKoala said...

Geoff's in charge. Cool. This'll be fun.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Mroowwrr. Meeeeoooww, mrrrrr. Prrrrrrrr.

Robin S. said...

I'm with ya. See ya on the other side.

Geoff said...

Minnie. You a cat on a rusty unicycle? You'd better not be a mouse.

Mary said...

It starts in the blogosphere, spreads through the media, via Jeremy Paxman to the Houses of Parliament, and on to the world beyond...

I always knew cats would take over the world. "A-tichooo!"

writtenwyrdd said...

Go, kitty, go! (Sorry, bad pun.)

But, is she pissed off? Get it? Get it?

Seriously funny. Tell your daddy good luck on the writing retreat Geoff.

writtenwyrdd said...

I have to add that the background makes it nigh impossible to read the text. Which might be evil Geoff's plan.

Geoff said...

pesky humans...

sylvia said...

Ouch - personally I couldn't read the text on that new background at all. Not that it really matters, I just read it on the comments page instead, but thought I'd mention.

*waits to see what Geoff plots*