The Keyboard Promise

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By Michele Fox

The Keyboard Promise is an oath I made to write some damn thing every day, working through pain, not to be prolific, but to become intimate with the keyboard. Mine has missing keys, (several I burnt unusable when slumped over in a painkiller fog). Sometimes my cigarettes would burn down between my fingers, and I’d drop them on the keys or sit upright to the sound of one hitting then rolling across the linoleum floor to a location deep between two old boxes. I’d retrieve the smoldering butt with a pen and continue to honor the promise, night after night.

            
Michele Fox has published one novel and several short stories and poems and continues to write haiku.

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