Friday, November 6, 2009

A Lyrical Examination in an Agent's Busy Day

It is one of those days
Piles of work
Looming over me like Colossus at Rhodes
Challenging me
Daring me.
Are you up to the challenge old man?
Do you have what it takes?

The phone rings
Bringing yet another deadline, another crisis
That apprently needs to be solved today
Not tomorrow
Not next week

I lean back in my not so comfortable chair
Running my hands over my worn face
Beginning to question my role in the grand scheme of things.

Will I find what I am looking for?
Does it even exist?
Am I searching for the Lost Arc? The Fountain of Youth?
Has the thing I am begging for in a story
Become the thing of myths and dreams?

The computer chimes with another challenge
And yet this time,
The message is good.
My authors have come through again -
Providing me the boost to get through one more pile.



  1. Geez, Scott. I was thinking, hey this guy's more depressed than me. Then like any good romance, you got you're happy ending. I may never see mine! Great piece. Really enjoyed it.

  2. What did your authors come through with? An invite to a "liquid lunch"? Snicker!

    Hang in there!