I have a magical editing pen.
It is red.
It uses gel ink.
It writes smoother than any pen I have ever known.
It fits my hand like no other pen I have ever owned.
It is magical.
Gel ink is so beautiful. It’s vibrant. It’s heavy. It looks like absolutely nothing else. It’s a mark of distinction.
There’s a problem with gel ink pens.
The gel ink runs through too quickly.
And worse, because the magical editing pen is red, replacement pens are difficult to come by.
You see, they seem to be sold only in packs with black pens and blue pens. I could end up with a surfeit of black and blue pens, which I don’t need quite as badly. When it’s the magical red editing pen that I need. And these pen packs &msdash; well, they’re not… cheap.
But I discovered something!
The dollar store in the mall sells gel pen packs. Two black pens, a blue pen, and a red pen. The pens themselves aren’t anything special. The caps feel weird. The pens don’t feel right in my mind.
They don’t feel magical.
The gel ink cartridge inside?
It’s a perfect fit for the magical editing pen!
The magical editing pen ran dry yesterday. As I was in the midst of editing.
I was bereft. I was distraught. I was inconsolable.
I hadn’t thought to go by the dollar store and buy their gel pens for my replacement needs.
I rectified that last night. I bought two packs. So I will have a spare when the time comes.
My magical editing pen is magical once more.
I love my magical editing pen.