Friday Flash: Inner Critic

Prompt: STARTER SENTENCE: “I slowly peeled back my eyelids and immediately wished I was still out for the count”
Genre: Open
Word Count: 1500 words.
Deadline: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 8:30 pm EST

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Always, it seems, when hitting a groove with something creative, we encounter distractions. Whether it’s during the day, when hitting our stride with a work project and the “urgent” email comes in or the kids interrupt or a meeting comes up. Or, it’s a longer rhythm, when we’re a few days or a week into building a new routine, be it exercise or writing or something else and interruption strikes in the form of injury or illness or vacation or some other distraction that throws us off our game, disrupts and ruins our progress. This is so common as to be cliche, so insidious as to invite speculation of design, as I there is some vigilant force that works to prevent us from making progress. Resistance, perhaps.

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