Day Fifteen

Boredom strikes. And after this post, perhaps a lawsuit for copyright infringement.

Have you seen that scene in The Great Escape where Steve McQueen is thrown back into solitary confinement with his baseball and glove after being captured by the NAZIs, trying to leap a barbed-wire fence on the border of Switzerland?

That’s how I feel, but without the ball, the glove, or the chipper but hapless Brits and jolly brass band to accompany me.

Take out my notebook and start my novel, the one everyone is meant to be writing while on lockdown. 

Give it a working title:

Don’t Tell My Mum I’m in Marketing, She Thinks I’m an Understudy for Dale Winton (or, The Not So Shocking and In Fact, Rather Dull Musings of a Middle-Aged Family Man on Lockdown in Norwich).

I like it. It’s catchy.

Start typing.

All lockdown and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Chuckle.

An hour later I take a break and skim over the first chapter.

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