When I met the one, I just knew. We were meant for each other.
She was silky smooth and faultless, my hand fitted her curves perfectly. I was a better person when she was around. Her name was Joy. InkJoy!
Because one day a pen will come along that a writer just falls in love with. And you can tell a writer designed the InkJoy because of the smooth effortless ink flow and the curvaceous, comfortable body to fit the hand.
But soon it became almost obsessive the way I couldn’t write properly unless I was using my special pen! I had backup ones in case it ran out of ink mid stream. I would get stressed without my other half, the half that made me a whole writer, not just a thinker. And heaven forbid if I was forced to have an affair with another, inadequate one, say, at the bank.
And then… the worst two words on Earth…. ‘Discontinued Line.’
I cried. I begged. I bought the last twenty pens. And then was resigned to the fact that I would eventually have to find another. So now I ponder my secondaries, to see if I can ever get over my loss. But it seems that even they aren’t versatile enough to replace InkJoy…
- Gel (with sparkles) – Shopping lists and other mundane tasks will benefit from this sparkly happy little number.
- Parker – Still in its box. My guess is there will never be a right time to open this baby.
- Personalised – Just in case I forget my own name, or want my identity stolen at airports.
- Uni – My karma from slight-of-handing a pen from an educational department, is the glug factor of 10 that this pen possesses. Requires blow-drying the page after use.
- Mickey – Its value is only in its memories of Disneyland, not its scratchy nib.
- Hand painted – Sits by the phone. Is unreliable.
- Camo – Only for writing whilst in a bush scenario, when you don’t want anyone to know that’s what you are doing.
- Flower – Useful for writing love notes and signing off with a flourish!
- City – It’s cool and classy. Looks sexy hooked into a crisp, white, shirt pocket, but too uncomfortable a body to last an epic writing session.
- Mini – Cute and wallet friendly, but the tiny ink shot just gets nowhere.
- The One – There will never be another quite like her. The InkJoy.
The search continues…