Pocket Ninja: Chapter 1Dark save the glimmer on the screen. Exhausted, Victor leaned back in his chair. His left hand slick, his thighs slick, his belly slick. Dank smelled the room, dank like wet socks, dank like a corn field. And still the glimmer on the screen. He reached for the tissue box, but it was empty. Had been empty, he remembered, for quite some time. He dragged his hand -- was it trembling? -- across his shirt.Noise outside the door. His mother on the stairs. His eyes went to the clock on the wall. A few minutes after midnight. He waited for the light tap that he knew would come."Honey? Are you awake in there?"The doorknob jiggled, but he had thought to lock it. A few weeks ago he might have leapt from the chair, might have clutched his pants puddled around his ankles and scampered to cover himself, but now...now what did it matter."Just finishing some stuff."A hesitant pause before her reply. "Don't you have that interview tomorrow morning?""I know." He felt the anger rising in his voice, fought to push it back. "I know.""Honey-""Mom! I know."He listened to her footsteps recede. Listened to the light creak above as she crossed the kitchen floor. Listened as his eyes again found the glimmer on the screen. He leaned forward despite himself, squinted at the grainy picture. How was that even possible? Six? At once?He stirred. Exhausted, yet he stirred. He looked forlornly upon his calloused palm, his mind torn with indecision. The tube of jelly lay on the floor. Victor picked it up.
CeroX: And here i thought it was Booze and Pot...
Pocket Ninja: Chapter 1
que.guero: If this were true I'd be Stephen farking King.
Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: My dad used to say "Writing is easy. All you have to do is sit in front of the keyboard and open a vein."
hitlersbrain: I'm gonna assume they mean 'male' authors. DNRTA
FrancoFile: hitlersbrain: I'm gonna assume they mean 'male' authors. DNRTAOMG! That's why there haven't been that many great female writers. The Sybian wasn't invented until 15 years ago.
Jim from Saint Paul: I have 100% assereted that Stephen King is jacking himself off to his own stories. Thing is, he always finishes before everyone else gets off.
BitwiseShift: Explains why the articles in Playboy were so excellent.
poonesfarm: So that's what they mean by "invoking the muse".
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