A New To-Do from Mr. Muse

Staci Troilo

Ciao, amici. I bet you were stunned to see my name in your inbox or WordPress feed today. I apologize for my absence. Deadlines and family obligations are not a good excuse, but that’s what kept me from visiting you and from writing here. Well, time management because of deadlines and family obligations.

Semantics, I know.

It’s why I’m writing today. Someone (ahem) called me on it. The conversation went something like this.


I rolled my eyes but didn’t look up.


That time it wasn’t a question. Still, I didn’t acknowledge him.

“If I say it a third time, you’re not going to like what happens.”

“Why?” I still didn’t face him. “Is it like Beetlejuice? Because newsflash—I’m already here.”

He gave a long-suffering sigh.

I stopped typing. Had he been visiting my mother and taking lessons? Since my flow was broken, I…

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