The Lark
Published in

The Lark

Sal Writes: The Beauty and Beating of the Blank Page

A short story

Sal is ready. His desk has been cleared of the clutter that covered it for months; no more bills, books, coffee mugs, socks. A vast new workspace spreads out before him, reborn like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

Reborn with a perfectly centered Royal typewriter (mid-1960s model), a small stack of copy paper, and a…



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Paul Combs

Writer, bookseller, would-be roadie for the E Street Band. My ultimate goal is to make books as popular in Texas as high school may take a while.