Rhythmic Tapping

06 Dec





“Ding” sounds the margin bell, helping the word-slinger acknowledge it is time to give a lusty push on the carriage return bar of the typewriter, thus not to let the words fall off the edge of the page.  Rejecting pause she keeps on typing, as there is unquestionably no indications of slowing down or shortfall in stride or procreation.  A hint of a pleasing aroma amuses her nose from the coffee that lies in her “Life is Good” captioned mug.  Ice cold.  With all intentions of contentedly sipping, after it had cooled down a bit, she placed it upon the coffee table and there is dwells, dismissed from her mind as she rejects all other encompassing senses and obligations.  She tenaciously advances her attack.  Punching each key, setting into motion the sequence of letters, into words, into sentences, into a culmination of emotion driven intoxication!

She lets out a sigh as she relaxes all of her limbs and muscles as she falls back into her chair.  Letting the anxiety and discomfort leak into her soul as she now realizes that she must……. proof read and go through the brutal gauntlet, of the persecuting editing phase of a writers work! LOL

Anyone ever feel like this?



© 2017 Joseph Emerson


Posted by on December 6, 2017 in writing


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12 responses to “Rhythmic Tapping

  1. Paul S

    December 7, 2017 at 5:37 am

    Thank you for articulating my internal monologue. Thank you. Not that I can claim to be some future Nobel or Booker winner, in fact I haven’t written a single worthy paragraph in years!
    Having said that, I can’t imagine a life without the words, whether I’m reading them or writing them myself.

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    • Joseph Emerson

      December 7, 2017 at 6:44 am

      As long as we are having fun right? Thanks for stopping by and reading. Happy Writing!! 👍

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      • *takenofake*

        December 9, 2017 at 10:38 am

        Right! But if it brings you joy, why is it torment to proofread? Do you actually feel the pain in the process?

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      • Joseph Emerson

        December 9, 2017 at 10:41 am

        Funny you should say this. I just commented on someones post today saying the same thing.. now thinking about it I was being quite hypocritical. hmmmm fail on my part


      • *takenofake*

        December 9, 2017 at 10:44 am

        Joseph, great minds think alike. But the synchronicity about the same day? That’s something…

        But there’s no hypocrisy here.. You may believe something, like strongly believe it, yet someone steps in and shows you a different angle. So, if you adapt your view.. Is that hypocrisy? I don’t think so. As long as you believe it, not just display it for the sake of.. Well.. Displaying it 😉

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      • Joseph Emerson

        December 9, 2017 at 10:51 am

        Very true.

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      • *takenofake*

        December 9, 2017 at 10:59 am


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  2. theorangutanlibrarian

    December 7, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Hahaha this was both funny and brilliantly written!! Love it!!

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  3. Silver Screenings

    December 9, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Love how talked about giving the typewriter carriage a hefty push to keep the words from falling off the edge of the page. Nicely done! I can COMPLETELY identify with this short scene.

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