Monday, January 13, 2014


So, the calendar says it’s National Clean Off Your Desk Day.

Creative People — NOOOOO! DON’T DO IT!

Yes, we've discussed this before.

However, I want to make one, and only one, exception.

I’m talking about that whiskered sandbar obstructing your ship of progress…

Felis Domesticus.

Otherwise known as Goalis Thwarterus.

Face it, cats would rather see you working the business end of a can opener than taking care of business… any business.

Obviously, this includes your novel.

You see, cats have never really gotten over the fact that we've moved on from those ancient Egyptian days of feline idolatry. They figure that every moment you spend working on something of YOURS means one less moment worshiping THEM.

And they’re not taking it lying down.

Um… actually they are —

If this is a familiar scene in your work area, I hate to break it to you…

But here’s what your office space will look like 5 years from now —

And you can bet your novel will still be unfinished.

Clearly, cats have hearts of stone when it comes to your evolution above and beyond can opener level.

So, in honor of Clean Off Your Desk Day

Ditch the desk cat.

Or, if you happen to lack feline ruthlessness…

Two words — 

  Desk Basket

Take that, whiskered sandbar!

It’s sure to be smooth sailing today.

PROMPT: I’m thinking about a romance made in purgatory… Mr. Clean meets Crazy Cat Lady. Now let the fur fly!

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