Snippets- 1.


“To break through Writer’s Block, one needs a Writer’s Sledge Hammer.”– Michael Coles

Aside to the reader/writer (yeah, you): “I wonder if I can pick one up from B&Q?”

The Block
This old Chevy in my head–
turn key–
sputter, boom, start and then…
dead again–
pump pedal, turn key, start–
whir and a burr–
then nothing.
Sitting there in the leather high back–
hands on my eyes
as I say a little prayer–
“Please start.”
And I begin to type again.


About A. E. Wallace aka [EL] Selkie

Ann Wallace holds a degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in Mass Communications and minored in Creative Writing. She worked at the NBC Affiliate Newschannel9 in El Paso, was a journalist for the El Paso Diocese Catholic Newspaper, held writing workshops with The Tumblewords Project, performed as a Slam Poet and published poetry in small literary magazines. She is now an ex-pat in the UK where she lives, knits, games, works and writes. View all posts by A. E. Wallace aka [EL] Selkie

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