When your Eyebrows are more Obvious than your Face

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Tuesday 21st October 2014

Words: have disappeared

It is over a week since I have found time to commit anything to paper. What have I been doing? Living? No, no, no, my life is an endless stream of mayonnaise and frustration.

I can’t even bring myself to reply to the bevvy of suitors on POF. They drain me of my will to write. One recognised me from my online writing diary and decided to lecture me on the importance of accepting fate. Obviously he has no passion and is probably a cabbage farmer in Westport.


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Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Upon reviewing THE SENTENCE, which I wrote two weeks ago: it is not THE SENTENCE. It was not even grammatically correct. I kept it folded in a gold-leafed envelope inside the front cover of my diary. I was afraid to confront its brilliance, until now. I was despairing over my inability to write. Then I remembered that I had THE SENTENCE. The only problem is that is looks like a drunk gerbil wrote it.


I must find love. Without it the power of the pen is dead.


Thursday 23rd October 2014

Lorna drew on new eyebrows today. Just when I thought things could not get worse.

She asked me to meet her in the cupboard to discuss my attitude problem. I told her it wasn’t a problem as far as I was concerned. I don’t remember what she said I was too busy trying not to stare at her fake eyebrows. They were these two thick black wedges darting up and down above her eyes.


Friday 24th October 2014

A poem came in one fell swoop. It is however not on theme for my collection. Perhaps I will now call it “raising eyebrows at my roots.” It would incorporate the universal themes that seem to travel so readily through my pen.

Laura came over after work to ask what I was dressing up as for the big Halloween party. I had not known about the Halloween party and didn’t want to admit I hadn’t been invited. I know if I go with her, nobody will ask any questions.

I told her I’d been overcome by the muse and had no time to consider my outfit yet. She said she’s being a slutty zebra and that I can be one too. I’d much rather be a slutty human.

I don’t think I could really invest in someone that was attracted to the idea of screwing a zebra. It would lead to some serious questions later in the relationship.


Saturday 25th October 2014

I now have a poem about Lorna’s eyebrows and another about her receding hairline. Is this what my life is amounting to?

I confided my despair in mother, she sighed and said I should move out and take the damn cat with me. Which was hardly constructive and mostly rude.


Sunday 26th October 2014

My brother was invited to a Halloween party by Xbox girl. Who came over and had all the proper bits: like hair and eyes and teeth and knew how to make conversation. She was however dressed as a tiger. So it can’t end well.

I wish I could warn him, but he must make his own mistakes in this life.

I dressed as an ironic pen. I spent all last night making it out of cardboard, masking tape and paint – my brother said I look like a dildo, he’s always trying to be funny to impress people. I am clearly a pen.



Monday 27th October 2014

Worked the morning in Gala with Sawdust brains. I’m not sure why I think rum is my friend when all the evidence points to the fact that it always reduces me to tears and sawdust brains.

Barry was at the party. He said he saw me on POF and was going to chat to me. Which makes no sense when he has all my other contact information. Then he tried to get me to go into a cupboard with him and said it was really turning him on that I was dressed as a Giant Dildo.

Between the carton of jungle juice and rum I was sipping and Barry I started to cry. He scarpered then, I saw him talking to some girl dressed as a slutty panda. If all this wasn’t distressing enough some creep came up and said “I hate to see a dildo cry, how can I help you?”

In the taxi home I tried to get Laura to comfort me, but she said it was my fault for dressing like a “fucking sex toy.”