Writing Glitch 992

Today’s glitch:

In addition to impossible simultaneity, bad punctuation, etc., this example also contains several misspellings. Worrier of ink? Really? What was the writer thinking?

How it ought to look:

You wake up, dazed and confused. It’s almost completely dark, except for a small light coming from one side of the room. As you walk over to it, the ground shifts under you, and the way is opened. You walk into the light you see at the entrance to a sort of temple.

“It’s the warrior of ink! Our savior!” you hear in the distance.

Warrior of ink? You look down at your hands and see them covered in tattoos. You’re still in the clothes you were wearing before.

I honestly have no idea what the writer was trying to say with that final fragment, and since I cannot ask them for clarification, I had to make my best guess.

 

About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have eight cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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1 Response to Writing Glitch 992

  1. M. Oniker says:

    C’mon now Weaver, you are a fine artist. You’ve never worried ink? I worry ink, when I’m thinking poetically about my hand’s essential tremor.

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