A Terrible Writing Accident

I was watching a movie the other day, (or rather, listening to it) when I heard one character tell another, “He died in a terrible writing accident.” Okay, so I heard wrong — he died in a terrible riding accident, but I couldn’t get the thought of a writing accident out of my head. I thought I shouldn’t be alone in such a state so I’m posting it here so you too have to deal with the image.

How does one die in a terrible writing accident? These are what I came up with:

1. Commit seppuku by falling on a pen. After all, the pen is mightier than the sword. (To be accurate, this would not be an accident since seppuku is a willful act, but I couldn’t resist.)

2. One’s brain can burst with ideas.

3. One can be choked with emotion.

4. One can get beaned with writer’s block.

5. One can write themselves into a hole and be unable to get out.

Feel free to add to my list!

10 Responses to “A Terrible Writing Accident”

  1. Jan Says:

    Pat,
    This is great! How funny(the ha-ha kind) you are.
    Jan Amenta
    aka, J.D. Holiday

  2. iapetus999 Says:

    My first thought was something I’ve come close to: wrecking the car while texting. 😉

    I guess you could write up a storm and drown in confusion.

  3. Pat Bertram Says:

    Iapetus 999: I like that — writing up a storm and drowning in confusion. So true!

    Jan: Thank you. It’s nice to know someone thinks I’m funny.

  4. Linda Moss Says:

    This is funny… but for myself: being backed into a corner with no white-out !!!

  5. Suzanne Francis Says:

    I’ve come close to typing my fingers off. I might have bled to death. 🙂

  6. joylene Says:

    hey, writer injured when she mistook monitor for reality and stuck her hand through the screen, reaching for a large piece of chocolate cake.

    lol. Thanks for the giggles, Pat.

  7. Ritu Says:

    Chewed on a pen while thinking – got poisoned by it “poison pen” hehehehhe

  8. Pat Bertram Says:

    Ritu: Of course! A poisoned pen. Another great “terrible writing accident.”

  9. Sandy Nathan Says:

    Was bitten by the mouse. Blocked out and couldn’t find the key (board). You guys are funnier than me!


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