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My desk companion


All kinds of desk companions are available, from pencil holders to Piranha plants made of felt.  (This is not a joke. You’ll find one on offer at http://desertbus.org/giveaway/232) Mine is Tabitha. Sometimes asleep, sometimes regarding me with a fixed stare and sometimes blocking the screen – generally when a mealtime is approaching – she invariably joins me as soon as I sit down at the computer and stays there until I move away. Her brother Tom appears at the first sound of activity in the kitchen but is generally busy about his own affairs during the rest of the day.

William Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Jean Cocteau, Colette, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Ernest Hemingway, Patricia Highsmith, Samuel Johnson, Jack Kerouac, Doris Lessing, Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain are amongst the many cat loving writers I know of.  Someone may come up with an equally long list of writers who can’t/couldn’t stand the creatures, but please don’t bother. We probably wouldn’t ever have got on!

20 April, 2013 - There is one comment on this story

  1. (glances at cat-less desk) Sigh.

    Richard -

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