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I intended writing about something today.

It was a good topic that was ripe for a bit of a skit.  Maybe I should have written something down at the time?

Because I fired up the old Interweb engine and sat there looking at a blank screen and my mind went completely blank.  I stared at the blank page and the blank page stared back at me.  Both of us waited for inspiration but whatever brilliant idea I had is long gone.

I hate blank pages.  They have an air of expectancy about them and there is an unwritten challenge that whatever I fill them with had better be good.  As I stare at the blankness my brain goes into overdrive, whirling around all the topics and things that I have been thinking about for the last day.

That just gives me a headache.

And then the blank page starts to smirk at me.  "You have forgotten again?  You dumb fuck" it mutters at me.  I feel like smashing it but that's a tad drastic.  I could just switch it off but I know that there in the blackness behind the on/off switch it would still be sneering.  "Loser!" it whispers.  "Fuck you" I whisper back and the dog gives me a funny look.

There is only one retaliation.  It drives the screen mad.

I fill it full of rubbish – words plucked almost at random until the screen is full of shite.

"Fuck you" I whisper again as I click the Publish button.

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  2. I've had chronic "blankpageitis" for a good long while now with no end in sight.

    And it's loser dammit! Not looser! 😉

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