Saturday, June 1, 2013

Fearing rejection

‘Dreams don’t just come true, Terry.  They need a helping hand.’

‘They’re not good enough.’

‘You know that’s bullshit.  What’s the worst they can say?  “Thanks, but no thanks.”  So what?  People have different tastes; just send them to someone else.’

Terry stared at the sea, watching the breakers.

‘People can’t read your stories if they’re locked in a filing cabinet.’

‘I don’t want people to read them.’

‘If you didn’t, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.  The problem is you’re afraid of how they’ll be judged.  But they won’t be judged at all if you won’t set them free.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.


Anonymous said...

Oh, you've really captured that anxiety, Rob! This is just terrific! I'd be interested to see what Terry wrote.

Marina Sofia said...

Ouch! My little Sunday kick in the ... Thank you, much needed!