Running silent(ish)

The recent bout of lurgy
Made a bee-line for my eyes,
So, although I’m feeling better,
It was really no surprise
That every post I scheduled,
Both the reblogged ones and mine,
I found I’d set for publishing
In twenty-sixty-nine.

The keyboard’s playing up again,
My fingers are no better,
Between them I’m mistyping stuff
And every other letter
Is disappearing, though I’ve pressed
With forefinger and thumb
(Though keys may just be sticking
On an errant Christmas crumb…)

And so, now posts are scheduled,
What with hands and eyes that ache,
I’m turning the computer off
And giving them a break.

Okay, I’ll be checking in, but my time online will be minimal for a few days, while my eyes get chance to sort themselves out.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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50 Responses to Running silent(ish)

  1. You poor thing, Sue – I hope you recover sooooooon ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Ritu says:

    Get well soon Sue 😍

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  3. ksbeth says:

    feel better soon

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  4. Get well soon Sue. Happy New Year.

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  5. trentpmcd says:

    I’m sure a break will do you good. Enjoy!

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  6. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Sue is feeling under the weather – please call over and show her some love 🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Get better very soon 💜

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  8. Mary Smith says:

    Oh, I’m sorry about your eyes. I have dry eyes and know how horrible it is to have sore eyes. I use a spray which you spray on the eyelids and it helps – as long as I do it before my eyes are red and stinging and watering (despite being ‘dry’ my eyes still water), whch of course I never do because when they’re fine I forget about them. And, yes, the computer screen is one of the worst culprits. I hope a few days away from the screen will help.

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  9. Rest those eyes. I hope you are better soon, Sue ❤


  10. Fandango says:

    It’s a good idea to give your eyes a rest
    That is definitely for the best
    In a few days you can put them through the test
    And if they pass you’ll feel less stressed.

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  11. Oh goodness, please rest your eyes, and you!! Feel better quickly. We’ll be here when you return. ❤

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  12. Rad Gamer says:

    Get well soon ❤️


  13. Oh! Best wishes for soon recreation Sue!!!!! Michael

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  14. Adele Marie says:

    Get better soon, Sue. xxx

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  15. jenanita01 says:

    Try to sleep, Sue…best thing for the eyes… Hope they get better soon!


  16. Eliza Waters says:

    Eyesight is a precious thing – take care of those peepers!


  17. Jennie says:

    Oh, Sue. Don’t assume a few days away from the screen will fix it. Eyes give you clues if something is not right. Hopefully you only need rest. Regardless, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.


  18. dgkaye says:

    Great idea Sue. Step aside from the computer. We all need a break – especially a technical break. Our eyes will thanks us. Feel better soon. ❤


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