Sunday, March 6

The Man and the Book by D.N.A. Morris

Nice bit of flash fiction by a contemporary American author.  It's a simple but engaging scenario - a man is inspired to think by something he has read, but gets distracted.  Then - as will be all too familiar to authors out there - by the time he thinks of it again, the idea has gone.

Not sure why it refers to a 'typewriter' as it is not otherwise obviously historical, but other than that I thought it was very well-written.

"It was just before dawn when the man finished the book and slipped it back in its jacket and placed it gently on his nightstand. He looked at it lovingly then walked to his window..."

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