Taking My Muse to Dinner

Avatar Author: Tesseract Writing with many facets. I've been dabbling in the Art of the Word for well over 15 years. If you leave a rating, kindly leave comments as well. What am I doing right? What am I doing wrong? You can help me grow. ... Read Bio

At the end of a solitary walk to my car, she’s waiting for me in the passenger seat. This time, she greets me with a smile. “Have I got a juicy one for you today!” she beams. I silently thank the fates for that. Sometimes she can be rather tight-lipped at the most inopportune times. Seating myself behind the steering wheel, I turn the ignition and ease the Scion onto the road.

We banter back and forth, discussing this bit of inspiration or that plot point. She seems to be most amenable on nights like tonight when the traffic is light, the city quietly glows with artificial light and a gentle rain falls from unseen clouds.

After taking a more circuitous route than necessary, I pull into the parking lot at the neighborhood Denny’s. As I grab my laptop from the back seat and open the door, my passenger quickly blows a kiss. “Good luck on your writing!”

With a grin and a skull full of Ideas, I shut the door on the empty car and head inside.

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  1. Avatar Tesseract

    By the way: It’s a Scion xA. Can’t stand those blocky xB’s.

  2. Avatar Bob Liddil

    I can picture the scion tooling down the road, decked out in a modern art paint scheme, just you and your muse, out for a sunday driveabout.

    Buit then, I noticed that yours is a xA and so I immediately went to Google Images to see the difference.

    Brilliant! :)

    I like it better as well, and I like this story.

  3. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    That muse, she can be a fickle little thing, she can.

  4. Avatar Horrorfan13

    I love your descriptions. I’m right there with me. Even though you told us she was your muse, I still thought she was a real person until the end.

  5. Avatar Tad Winslow

    ‘Head’ inside— the second to last word— should be changed in my opinion. Too much of that word in a close proximity for it to read as smoothly as it should. This is a good story, however. I enjoyed it.

  6. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Very cute. Took me just about to the end to realize the muse wasn’t an actual person. Maybe I’m thick tonight. Nice visual throughout though.

    And thanks for clarifying the car thing.

  7. Avatar Tesseract

    @Tad: Thanks. You’re right. I tried to read it just now as a clever use of homonyms, but it didn’t work.

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