A Novel In Search of an Author: Friday Desktioneers

When everybody in the family wants you to do something, sometimes you just have to man up and do it. Even if you don’t know what it is you have to do or, in this case, how to even do it.

Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic each week to write a 100 word story about.

This week, it’s humor (funny, it was humor the week before, and the week before that, and the week before…)

Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields


A Novel In Search of an Author, or
Writing Can Be an Invisible Affair, or
Watch Out World, Stanley Pennerman is Supposed to Be Writing the Definitive        Novel

Stanley Pennerman, Novelist Anticipatus.

My children bought this desk for me. The drawers are like little chapters in my wish-to-be-written novel.

Feel the polished wood: like the wood, my family swears that my future readers will love the feelings engendered in my yet-to-be-conceived masterpiece.

My mother, pressured me, sorry, encouraged me, to write, gifting me this antique picture of an unknown author. She laughs, saying that the world doesn’t know who I am yet either.

My wife painted my office this stimulating, soft-warm, orangey-looking color.

Everything’s so friggin’ perfect: pens, paper, dictionary, chair.

How come I just don’t see me in this picture…

Randy Mazie


21 thoughts on “A Novel In Search of an Author: Friday Desktioneers

  1. Randy, I loved the title, “Novelist Anticipatus.” This is hilarious, and the comments were fun also. 😀 Poor guy. Doesn’t that family have anything else they can be doing? Well written. 🙂 —Susan

  2. Why don’t they just hold a gun to his temple and say, “Crank out a New York Times bestseller.” His first novel could be Writing for the Mob. At least they aren’t insisting her write romance.

  3. Novelist Anticipatus – now there’s a new title we can all adopt. I really feel for Stanley. Hopefully, with time he will become part of his own picture and please wife and mother…?

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