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Stupid and haunting

How many years have I been writing using a computer? Twenty?

And yet it still happens from time to time. I finished 500 words or so of a story this morning--a good one, a funny one, a short one involving Mal and Jayne and some nail polish--and then forgot to save it. With a thoughtless click of the mouse, it was gone.

Yes, I have safeguards. I'm a freak about safeguards. My text editor is set to autosave every two minutes--if the file has been named. This one hadn't yet.

So not only must I either recreate the story or take a hint from the gods and abandon it. I must also face that haunting, existential question: "Where do the little words go?" It's like the holographic character in the Dixon Hill episode of ST:TNG. Haunting, I tell you. Damned haunting.

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neroli66
Oct. 19th, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC)
What??? Mal and Jayne and the nail polish...gone? ~sobs uncontrollably~
emeraldsedai
Oct. 19th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
They won't stay gone, Neroli. "Black Enamel," slash, a story barely alive. Ladies, I can rebuild it. I have the technology. "Black Enamel" will be that story. Better than it was this morning. Better...sexier...funnier.

CH-CH-CH-CH-SHHHHH.
neroli66
Oct. 19th, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC)
YAY!! Love the name, "Black Enamel"...mmmm...even the title sounds sexy!
seraphina_pyra
Oct. 19th, 2004 05:17 pm (UTC)
"Where do the little words go?"
Haunting, I tell you. Damned haunting.


*nods* while I don't think I've ever lost anything on computer (tiny bit obssesive about saving) there are those moments when I create this really cool poem or drabble in my mind, I might even have said it outloud, but if I don't have a pen in my hand within the next few moments it's just gone. poof!
If the idea still sparks something within you and you can remember it then I say try to recreate it. If not, then say goodbye to the little words, a gift to the abyss. ^_^

a short one involving Mal and Jayne and some nail polish

please please please try to recreate it. ;)
skripka
Oct. 19th, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

that SUCKS.
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