|Photo by Cynthia Mance using the Hello Camera App|
“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”
– Edgar Allen Poe
Cynthia: Sigh… writer’s block is no fun. There’s nothing worse than a blank screen staring you in the face and … mocking your inability to think or write a single original thoughtful thought.
Marcy (darkly): I can think of worse things.
Cynthia: Well, yes, technically speaking, of course… there are much much much worse things.
Marcy: Or maybe not.
Cynthia: What do you mean?
Marcy (mysteriously): You know what I mean.
Cynthia: No. I don’t.
Marcy (even more mysteriously): I think you do.
Cynthia: What, Marcy?!
Penelope Kitten walks sadly into the room.
Marcy (forebodingly): Penelope knows.
penelope kitten morosely shakes her head.
penelope kitten: we’re doomed.
Cynthia: Penelope! What?!
penelope kitten: so doomed.
Cynthia: You two are freaking me out! What, already?!
Marcy and Penelope Kitten lead Cynthia into the kitchen.
They stare forlornly at the empty food bowls.
Marcy: How long have they been in this state, Penelope?
penelope kitten (despondently): ten.
Marcy (stoically): Ten. Ten whole minutes.
Cynthia (impatiently): Are you kidding me?
Marcy’s and Penelope Kitten’s eyes well up with tears.
Cynthia: That’s it. You two drive me crazy. I don’t know what Edgar Allen Poe was talking about. Cats are NOT mysterious. Cats are straight up insane.
Cynthia briskly pours food into the food bowls and stomps off to resume letting a blank screen mock her inability to think or write an original thoughtful thought.
Marcy and Penelope Kitten happily munch away.
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