Ghosting Mz. Muze …

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FrownThere she was, in the gloom forlornly standing on the rainy street corner looking like Lee Remick in the closing scenes of the movie Days of Wine and Roses. Well, maybe not exactly like Lee Remick. But you get the idea.

“I didn’t think I would ever see you again.”

I could almost see the tears in the darkness. Sometimes she is quite good at emotions. A regular Meryl Streep she is.

I shrugged, “I just didn’t feel like writing.”

“You don’t have to protect me. I know when I have been ghosted.” She replied passionately.

I was a bit surprised at the term. “Ghosted? Oh, you mean the post-millennial term to just disappear from a relationship without any explanations! I didn’t do that. I was just busy.”

“Busy is just the blow off excuse when a ghoster gets busted.” She snapped back.

“I have been distracted. I just haven’t had the desire to write until now.” I mumbled.

She laughed dryly and sneered, “You just got to the end of the YouTube sawmill videos.”

“Well, you can only watch so many sawmill videos before you know all you want to know about them. Besides, I am watching carpentry and cooking videos now.” I said, lamely trying to cover the obvious score.

Sensing she was on a roll, she pressed on. “You cook three meals a week, and never cook anything that takes more than fifteen minutes to prepare.”

“Hey! It is still cooking!” I shot back, still smarting.

“Yeah, and you’ve earned Snookums undying gratitude for sharing the chore. When are you going to start cleaning up afterwards too, hero?”

She was really going now, but it was time to stop this attack and I brought out the heavy artillery. Job descriptions.

“When did you become Snooks voice? I need a muse, not a guilty conscience!” I demanded.

She backed off slightly, changed her tone and replied, “All you needed to use me is go to work.”

“I haven’t us…” I said, beginning my counter attack.

“… watch it, buster, this is going on the family pages.”

She had me there. Refilling my coffee cup and composing myself, I started again.

“Writing shouldn’t be work!”

“Can you name one writer who believed that?” She asked.

“Well, no. But that doesn’t mean it should be work.” I answered, but I knew she made the final score …

19 thoughts on “Ghosting Mz. Muze …

    Boo said:
    February 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    I wondered when Cranky would make another appearance.

      Rusty Armor responded:
      February 21, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      Yeah, I tried staying away … but ..

        Boo said:
        February 21, 2019 at 3:10 pm

        She’s like candy to a kid for you……………..?

        Rusty Armor responded:
        February 21, 2019 at 3:11 pm

        More like trying to get fly paper off your hands …

        Boo said:
        February 21, 2019 at 3:15 pm


    Lia Storm said:
    February 21, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    I would make a comment, but since you never bothered answering my message asking about you, I won’t. (even though this is some sort of comment) Glad to see you are alive…

      Rusty Armor responded:
      February 21, 2019 at 8:11 pm

      Mmm. Now I am not getting MeWe notices nor Blogspot.

        Lia Storm said:
        February 22, 2019 at 8:37 am

        I think MeWe only sends notices once a week unless you set to get everyday. I probably won’t stay with it. It’s not working for interaction the way I had hoped. As for Blogspot, once they stopped with G+ or decided to stop shortly, they stopped the notices so the only way to know if someone wrote a blog is to follow them on the actual blog. I am going to add the “follow by email” button there so if anyone is interested, they can choose to get notices. I’m don’t begging for readers LOL 🙂

        Lia Storm said:
        February 22, 2019 at 9:35 am

        That was supposed to say “I am not begging for readers” Geesh, I’m stupid

        Rusty Armor responded:
        February 22, 2019 at 10:04 am

        I dumped my RSS reader when they started monetizing the newsfeeds with hidden ads. So now I am entirely dependent on the post writer to send out notices … 😦

        Rusty Armor responded:
        February 22, 2019 at 10:05 am

        “I’m don’t begging for readers”
        I am very fluent in typo … 😉

        Lia Storm said:
        February 22, 2019 at 7:55 pm

        Ohhhhhhhhhh in other words you are going to make me grovel at your feet till you read my posts?? HAHAHAHA I sent you links on MW and I posted right on MW also, so now you have two things to read. 😜

        Rusty Armor responded:
        February 23, 2019 at 9:38 am

        Grovel, eh?
        I could get used to that ….

        Lia Storm said:
        February 23, 2019 at 4:13 pm

        Oh gosh, okay, I will grovel 😏

    rivergirl1211 said:
    February 22, 2019 at 5:59 am

    There you are! Glad to see you back… but stop with the lawn mowing references! You’re killing us snowbound girls…

      Rusty Armor responded:
      February 22, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Saved by the rain today, no mowing … but was visited in bed today by a very happy wet dog that wanted to share the joy …

    Catherine said:
    February 22, 2019 at 8:40 am

    I’ve missed Mz.Muze. She’s one smart cookie, and she always calls you out on your “stuff.” We need to see more of her … and you.

    Coffee? I’ve got a craving for a cake doughnut or something that doesn’t taste like cardboard.

      Rusty Armor responded:
      February 22, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Today is lab day … no cookies with my coffee … nor donuts. 😦

    Angela Collins said:
    March 8, 2019 at 2:18 am

    I liked it, it came up in my social box, I’ll keep checking it now, never have before..going back to see the rest😉

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