Oops! The Perils of Fountain Pens

That’s what I get for trying to stay hydrated! These story notes just washed away when I knocked my glass of water over. (At least the mug of hot tea was more stable!)

Fortunately, along with some other notes that were safely on my story board, I was able to cobble it back together. Only water bottles allowed on my desk from now on!


Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

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9 responses to “Oops! The Perils of Fountain Pens

  1. trE

    Man. Wow. I’d be heartbroken.

  2. At least it wasn’t coffee! But yeah, that’s the risk of using water-based ink pens, including gel pens.

    Still, glad you managed to recover what you wrote!

  3. Oh no… glad you were able to put it back together after hyperventilating, I’m sure. I’ve just been thinking of buying a fountain pen, I know the feel of them are nice. Maybe I should reconsider?

  4. Dear Ashley,
    we know this problem as well. It happened several times on our writing desk but, fortunately, we noticed that it’s never not that disastrous as it looked at first after it dried.
    Enjoy the weekend
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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