Creatively Bored

From a collection of 100-word stories & wonders

A young songwriter plunges herself into boredom to kickstart her creativity. Photo by Julie Edgley, via flickr.


“What’s her problem?” I asked. A rumpled blond twenty-something was draped across her table, lids heavy, eyes glazed. “Name’s Kira. Songwriter. Says coming here to be bored stiff by us Borg on our smart phones is like a slow plunge into the Arctic Ocean, inspiration-wise. Minute she leaves—Eureka!” Sure enough, nearly everyone in the joint appeared to be fully assimilated by an iPhone. “Says she used to come here to talk, laugh, sip steaming espresso. But since the conversation’s dried up, this place beats the creative kick she used to get from reading the Seattle white pages.”

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