Here’s Another Nice Mess You’ve Gotten Yourself Into


after deserting me for a few days

my editor has a change of heart

and decides to return.

Yay! I say to myself.

Says he’s been reading my posts, and how I’ve been floundering without him.

You’ve pulled three posts in two days, he says. You’re sinking.

I know, I say, hanging my head in shame.

Look, he says. It’s no good fighting it. We’re a team. Conjoined twins if you like.

Like Laurel and Hardy? I suggest.

He smiles.

Same arrangement? I say.

Yes, he says. You write. I clean up the mess.

7 thoughts on “Here’s Another Nice Mess You’ve Gotten Yourself Into

  1. I have , Neil. Two or three times. I thought they’re the perfect duo to represent the two sides of me, the writer and the editor. Sadly, though, I don’t know if anyone under fifty know who they are, do you think? so this post may be lost on them 😦


      • Lol 🙂 so true; it’s a balance, isn’t it? without that inner editor we either write too much or digress too often; with an inner editor we keep, perhaps, too close a watch on what we say, not to offend political correctness, for one

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      • Barring my last post, my focus is always upon keeping my post very short. In my job, we design instructions. Say:
        “In case of fire:
        *Go down the stairs.
        *Walk briskly in a line.
        *Do not run.
        *Converge at the muster point.”
        We are all Scrooge when it comes to words.
        It shows in my earlier posts: 200 characters was my upper limit. 20-30 words

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