As soon as his fingers touch the keyboard he has entered a new world. The old one has been temporarily left behind. His stress has melted away. Some would call this therapeutic. Tom calls it a “slice of heaven”.
His mind and fingertips are now perfectly synchronized. His mind generates a thought and is magically transferred to his fingertips. They then move on to the keys of the keyboard and then his thoughts are finally displayed on the screen. However, the journey doesn’t end there. His brain receives the input from the screen which stimulates a new thought and the process continues on.
He is in charge. He creates the setting, the plot and the characters. He is in total control.
You see, this not only allows him to cope with the stress at work but somehow allows him to create wonderful, magnificent stories.
One day at work it became intolerable. However, at the same time he came up with an amazingly wonderful story, his best ever. He knew he had to get it written down quickly before he lost it forever.He went back to his cubicle. He opened up his laptop only to discover something was wrong, terribly wrong. He had forgotten to charge it up.
Tom now had no way to vent his frustrations and release his creative juices at the same time…. or did he?
Was it possible to solve his dilemma by another process? He was completely stymied.
“There was just no other way to get his thoughts down in written form,” he thought as he dropped his ink pen while loading the photocopier with a ream of paper.