Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Silver Flash #6-Writer's Block

Silver Flash #6 prompt words:  Playground, Diamond and Pier

Writer’s Block

Jonathan stared at the blank screen on his laptop.  Why did he agree to this writing contest in the first place he didn’t know?

He kept staring at the three words his writer’s club had given the group, playground, diamond and pier.    The gal who thought this up must like to pull the wings off butterflies.    He rolled his eyes and put on his thinking cap.

Jonathan was an amateur writer, he’d always loved to write, and ever since he was in school he’d always had a pad and a pen in hand.  Being able to write was one thing, but getting published was another.  So in order to keep a roof over his head he worked at an insurance company.

“What’s the matter, babe?”

Jonathan felt strong hands kneading his tense shoulders; his head fell back onto the warm belly of his beloved partner Martin.

“Oh it’s this assignment from Silver Flash.”

“That club again?” Martin said as his hands stopped their movement and Jonathan sighed and turned to look up at his lover.

“Now, you know writing is my life and the club is a way for writers to help each other out.  You know how I was before I found them.  Every time I had writer’s block I was a bear to live with.”

“I wouldn’t call you a bear.”  Martin wrapped his arms around Jonathan’s neck from behind and hugged him.

“Please, I was worse than a woman PMSing and you know it.”  Jonathan stood up and hugged Martin.

“Okay, maybe you were a little difficult.” Martin admitted.

“You’re being too kind.”

“You know I love you even when you are a bear.” Martin kissed him on the lips.  Jonathan’s tongue rubbed against his lips until Martin opened his mouth.

“Mm, yes I know you do, and I love you too.  I’m going to need some time to work on this.”  Jonathan looked over at the clock on their office wall, noticing it was just noontime.   He figured he’d grab something quick for lunch and get right to work.   Turning this second bedroom into a home office had worked out so well for both of them.   It gave them a place to work quietly without disturbing the other.

 “Okay, how about we meet for dinner later.”

“Sure, I think I should be able to get something written by then. You want to go out?”

“Nope, I’m going to cook something special.”

“Special, huh?  Like what?” Jonathan asked.

“You’ll see, in the meantime.” Martin swatted his butt.


“Get back to work.”  Martin said and retreated from the room so Jonathan could get back to the blank screen.

Seven hours later the smell of something delicious cooking in the kitchen wafting into the office space was what greeted Jonathan when he finished the last sentence and hit the save key.

“Done,” he let out a relieved breath and went to join his lover for dinner.

They feasted on roast beef and potatoes.

“So, did you finish your story?” Martin had been curious all afternoon about his lover’s progress.

“Sure did, thanks for giving me the time I needed to write, darling.”  Jonathan came over to his lover and sat in his lap and started to kiss him.  Martin pulled back.

“When can I see what you did, I’m curious how you fit those three words into the story.”

Jonathan ran to the office and got his laptop and placed it on the dining room table and opened up the story.

Martin laughed.  “Very clever.”

The title read “The Deadly Playground at Diamond Pier.”

“It’s a murder mystery.”

“I can’t wait to read it, but first I think we’d better go have fun in our own playground.”

“It’s not deadly though.”   Jonathan nibbled on Martin’s earlobe playfully.

“Well just have to see about that.” Martin stood up and pulled Jonathan over his shoulder and carried him to their bedroom.

The End

 Please check out my fellow Silver Flashers entries

Julie Hayes (M/M) (3-9-11)
Diane Adams (M/M) (3-9-11)
Lindsay Klug (m/f) 3-9-11  (!!flash virgin!!)
RJ Scott (M/M) (3-9-11)
Lily Sawyer (M/M) (3-9-11)
Pender Mackie (M/M) (3-9-11)
Victoria Blisse (M/F) (3-9-11)
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  1. Very sexy. And I like the "Diamond Pier" thing as a way to use the prompt. Will we get to see them on their playground next week...? ;)

    P.S. I always have to stop and stare at your header for a while. Hot pic.

  2. Thanks for the comment. They might make a return appearance next week.

    I'm glad you like my header, I wanted something STEAMY

  3. I don't pull the wings off butterflies. . . well. . . unless I have writer's block. Great use of the three words! Nice story.

  4. That was great. You made me chuckle at the comments about Ryssa. Better watch out though, she might come up with some really tough prompts now.

  5. I'm glad you liked it, guys. Well I didn't say it, Ryssa, Jonathan did (isn't it great when you can blame your characters?)

  6. Very clever way of using those prompts. I was tempted to skim down and see Ryssa's reaction to it because it was just too funny.