A Slave to her Muse
By Leanne Dyck
Debbie Newton slept, but not peacefully. One minute she lay on her stomach, the next she flipped like a pancake on to her back. She kicked at the blankets, mashed her head into the pillow. Longing for a soothing island oasis, she found a violent storm. The wind raged, tossing her like a kite. A rope. Yes, that's what I need. In her hands, a thick rock climber's rope appeared. She looped it around a tree and then around herself. There, she thought, confident she'd won. Red-handled scissors materialized. One cut and she sailed into the air.
"No fair!" she screamed, pounding her mattress.
Soaring over rooftops, she looked down and saw in bold black lettering against a green metal roof, W-R-I-T-E.
She woke, turned on her bedside lamp and grabbed a pen.
Leanne Dyck’s work has been published in several periodicals, including Island Writer literary journal and Kaleidoscope. She is the author of a collection of short stories, two chapbooks, an audio-book, a learn-to-knit pattern book, and a cozy mystery, Maynely A Mystery. In January 2011, Decadent Publishing released her thriller, The Sweater Curse. She is a member of the Crime Writers of Canada and the Mayne Island Writers' Group. To learn more about Leanne, visit her blog.