power-outage

I AM COINING A NEW TERM: WRITER’S BLIP. IT’S LIKE WRITER’S BLOCK,BUT INSTEAD OF A FULL POWER OUTAGE, IT’S JUST A SHORT FIZZLE IN THE ELECTRICITY, LIKE BEING UNABLE TO FIND EXACTLY THE RIGHT WORD OR PHRASE THAT YOU NEED. WRITER’S BLIP. 

Please fire me. The power went out at work today, and my boss asked me if I could fix it. I thought he was joking—apparently he was serious. I’m a part-time secretary.  He’s a member of MENSA with a PhD.  

Imagine there’s a power outage, but since the sun is finally up, at least you can now read.  Loki barges into your apartment, bored out of his mind, and he sits next to you on the sofa, but you are so absorbed into the book you hardly notice.  His usual antics don’t get your attention, so he leans over and starts reading the text out loud.  You shift so he can’t see the book anymore, but he apparently memorized the page and keep reciting the lines you haven’t gotten to yet.  Eventually he slips a rose made from ice down the spine of the book as a peace offering. 

  • Acapella of The Only Excepton
  • Paramore
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in case you needed more proof that Hayley Williams’ voice is flawless just listen her pull off an acapella version of the only exception during the power outage at the reading festival (audio from this video)