The Anonymous Writer


“Did you get those progress reports done?”

“Sure did, but give me a bit to review them ok?” I say with a grin as I shuffle to my cubicle. People pass me without a word. I can almost hear their thoughts “is that the janitor?” No… just the graveyard shift worker that doesn’t seem to care about his appearance.

I slide into my chair and behind the comfort of my three walls. I see heads passing by, but they remain bodiless as they continue on with more important business than my cubicle.

I enter my password and my screens wake with life. There is the progress report on the left… minimized, and on the center stage is my blog as usual. The progress report has been done for days actually.

I put on my hoody to protect against the torturous cold that the building embraces when the “important workers” leave. As my fingers begin to tap the keyboard my demeanor changes almost in an instant. Gone is the passive personality of corporate life and instead inspired thought is channeled through sprinting fingertips. The world dims, the harsh reality of my surroundings become a façade, and the reality of where I am is yet to be written. The sounds of my keyboard bounce off my enclosure and into the IT atmosphere, but to me it is a soundtrack to my heart. To me it is music and the sound lets me know I matter.

S&D

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29 Responses to The Anonymous Writer

  1. 9agz3 says:

    Thank you for following my blog! Great writing! I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future! I can always gather additional inspiration from talented writers.

    • I appreciate the kind words and I am glad you feel that way. I too draw inspiration from good writers. Thanks for the visit and all the best in this coming year with your blog! -OM

  2. nclarum says:

    It reads poetically, but I sense a touch of humor more than sadness. “The progress report has been done for days actually.” That says volumes about corporate life, doesn’t it? Cracked me up. You must subscribe to the Scotty Rule of Engineering. “That’ll take two days, Captain!” Nice post. Thanks for following larumland.

  3. abosom says:

    That was a nice slow motion through a few moments.

  4. jjarvis92014 says:

    Thank you for visiting jjhaiku2014 and I really enjoyed The Anonymous Reader. I will be back for more!

  5. Noitartst says:

    Liked this a little better than some of the other stuff you’ve written.

  6. sousanna kompogiorga says:

    Reblogged this on peacock quills and cake crumbs and commented:
    A brilliant description of “unplugging” from a “matrix”!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Yes you mot emphatically do matter, and I want to thank you for liking my post of “River Congo – Excerpt 26” on wrtingiam.wordpress.com. – Thanks and Aloha – pjs.

  8. Diane Vacca says:

    A pleasure to read good writing. Please explain: you started this blog two days ago and already you have 220 followers and over 3,000 views. How did you do it?? /

  9. As a writer at heart sometimes it is hard to do anything else when there is something in our brains that must come out. Only you had your progress reports already done. For me I would be scurrying back to my cubical to do them. Deadlines at work and I don’t always get along.

  10. MTJames says:

    I feel privileged to have you following The Well-Dressed Branch. I enjoy reading your powerful, carefully formed prose. Can you truly have only begun blogging this month? With your following, you are virtually exploding out of the gate. Please, keep up the good work.

    • Smoke & Dust says:

      I appreciate that. I have some work that I have written previously, but yes this blog was begun yesterday. Thank you for the visit and have a great week!

  11. Oh I love it. I couldn’t stop from smiling the whole way through.

  12. rodneymbliss says:

    Nice. I’m pretty confident in person, so I’m not one of those shy writers. But, I know many of them. Thanks for following my blog (rodneymbliss.com) I hope you enjoy it.

  13. Harold Green says:

    Love… the keyboard is the soundtrack to my heart! Love… you blog! Oh and thank you for discovering my photography blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com. You gave me the opportunity to discover, explore and follow your blog. Hope we both enjoy our journeys. On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you the best. Harold

  14. probinso2013 says:

    This was me six months ago! Well-written.

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