short stories / writing

Have You Seen Me?

Lost:

One Brilliant* Paragraph

Black type. Times New Roman, 12 pt.
Approximately 3/4 page in size.

Last seen on the morning of a computer crash. If found, please call.

* At least, in memory, I think the paragraph was brilliant. In reality it was probably more passable than brilliant. Probably it was just decent. But I don’t care—I want it back!

Who am I kidding? I’ll never get that paragraph (or the rest of that draft of the story) back. I’m in a tiny bit of a bind: that version of the story was the one I sent to get into the summer writing workshop. I’m supposed to upload it for my fellow workshop participants to read, or send something new for the workshop leader by June 11. I might try to re-create it from memory. Is that ever really possible?

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