PennyC's battle with her muse
A WORD IN EDGEWISE
She opened her eyes to the sound of the baby crying. As she lay there,
groaned at the realisation the alarm hadn't gone off yet. As if on cue,
She got up and got the baby changed while her husband slept on. She
the living room and made breakfast for the both of them. As they ate,
drifted to Hogwarts and te many images that flowed through her mind.
*..the battle...an unexpected turn of events.... falling as hit from
a curse... his son embracing him....*
The baby was getting sleepy, so she put her to bed. She took a shower
house was quiet, struggling to plan her day.
"MOM! WHERE ARE MY SHOES??"
It was her twelve-year-old nomad, the one with no volume control. She
weary sigh -- had she only been up half an hour? -- and headed to help
After the nomad was off for the morning mail run, her husband made an
appearance. He grunted something about coffee and headed into the
She sighed as she put the pot on. It was going to be another one of
Her mind drifted again, the images coming, trying to get a word in
around everything else.
*...his son embracing him.... smiling at him.... drawing his wand....
expression as he saw which way the wand was--*
And the baby woke up crying. Once more, a change and a meal were
the girl began to crawl with the juice bottle, she tackled the day's
trying to make a dent in the list that just grew longer with each
Her husband did his work for the day, and then prepared lunch while she
entertained the baby. Right when it was ready, the baby delivered a
that had to be taken care of, so they ended up eating in shifts.
When the baby was taken care of, she ate and tackled the dishes. As she
about the monotonous task, she allowed her mind to drift again.
*...the son's expression as he saw which way the wand was pointed.... a
smile.... "AVADA KE--"*
"MOM! WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?"
Heaving a sigh, she pulled out leftovers for the nomad. And friend. And
Once the nomadic tribe left, the baby was knuckling her eyes. So she
put into the crib and tucked in with her special blankie. The husband
for work and left with a gentle kiss and a few last-minute additions to
She had a few hours before it was time for writing, so she tackled more
and let her mind wander while she did.
*...a final smile..."AVADA KEVADRA".....and a sentence. 'The flash of
light was the last thing Draco saw'.*
She smiled. Perfect. Now to find the time to WRITE the thing and hope
gals didn't organise a lynching party after--
"MOM! WHAT'S FOR SUPPER?"
Lovely. The shout woke the baby. A snack, and it was playtime.
Feeding and bathing and changing the baby one last time, she put her to
their usual routine at the usual time. Just in time for the nomad to
with her tribe.
She finally sent the tribesmen home, got the nomad fed, read, and sent
with a small list of chores to do before bedtime in an hour. Reminded
if she'd do them instead of shouting about it, it would be done
Pouting insults, the nomad departed for the night to the slamming of a
She leaned against the staircase and sighed. Lovely. Just what she did
A talking-to with the nomad later, she was downstairs doing the final
the night. Counting down the moments till ten, when she could visit
Ten! FINALLY! She sat down and arranged herself. She hit the button to
She burst into tears.