To be honest, I'm a little jealous. I would love to be able to write books, but I don't have a single original story in my head. I read too much, so most of my "head stories" are just combinations or retellings of other books. I would hate to start writing a book only to realize when it was done that it was unoriginal.
Ahem. Stephenie Meyer, you know you did not come up with the idea of Twilight on your own. I am 100% convinced she read Sunshine by Robin McKinley (a very good book by a very good writer), fell asleep, and dreamed that historic (?) dream that resulted in Twilight. Your book is not original, and it is badly written.
Anyway, because I like to read, and I like to write, but I am not a writer of stories, I have for you:
Ode to a Laminator
gentle heat welcoming me in to it’s inner circlea plastic-scented blanketwarming my hands and filling my lungscarcinogenic? maybe
comfort smell: sending me back to the Memphis Zooeight years oldan elephant pressed out of wax, too hot to touchsticky and pink
subtle beat of the rollerscovering your posters, flash cardssoothing me in to a standing dreama bubbling creek in the green woods
Remember: Just because you have a lot of ideas does not mean you should write a book. Write because you have something to say. Write because you like the way your hands move across the keypad. Write because a laminator inspires you. Maybe the world would be a better place if Stephenie Meyer had stuck to poems about laminators.