This morning, armed with determination and a slight headache, I sought the person or persons responsible for my incarceration. There was no fire iron available so I stunned Sven (my guard) with a judicious swing of a bucket boot and found myself in a subterranean maze, the which (I am informed) resembles nothing so much as The Writer's Mind. My captors call it The Lair.
Romantic heroes and heroines abound here, as well as shady characters not yet fully formed in their creators' thoughts--all in various stages of Falling In Love. And my goodness, all of them have a story. I was vastly relieved when Mrs. Christine Wells came to extricate me from their embarrassing disclosures and told me why I was here.
Mrs. Wells was quite unsympathetic when I told her of my headache, and said that I'd been giving her a headache for nigh on a year and it was time I repaid her for all the pain I'd caused. Nothing but a troublemaker, she grumbled, and manhandled me into a chair. [A woman of discernment, apparently. ~Ed.]
The chair sat before a desk of rather crude but practical design. And on the desk was the strangest thing. I could have sworn she said it was a lapdog, and I stared at her, for clearly, she was mad. The contraption bore no resemblance to my aunt's Pug, but it is common knowledge that one must humour lunatics, so I merely nodded and smiled. Mrs. Wells has the queerest accent--worse than Sven's. One cannot understand the half of what she says. However, one thing I am clear about--one can write on these lapdogs, apparently. It has all these little buttons with letters on them that reproduce themselves on the screen. Quite ingenious! Mrs. Wells showed me how to use it and I proved myself adept.
I must say, the border she made for me is quite pretty, although the lady at that desk in the corner looks nothing like me and she is quite a dowd besides. But I shall make do. It is not easy to remember the steps I must follow on this mysterious machine, nor to make words from letters with one finger at a time, so I trust you will forgive me if I err. Mrs. Wells says that next she will show me how to Add Pictures, which sounds vastly exciting.
I hope no one else reads this lapdog, as when writing journals I have a horrible tendency to lose myself in them and the result is often indiscreet. I wonder what this button called 'Publish Post' does . . .