I reach for my backpack to get my flash drive, only to find that it isn’t there. Suddenly I realize that I had left it in one of the computers at the library at school. I had visited the library early that morning to study for my biology test. I got on the computer to check a few homework items and also check my email, then left for class. I had forgotten about my flash drive completely.
Many people use the college library, especially the computers, so thoughts of someone just taking it and not turning it in was running through my mind. Why is it a big deal you may ask? My flash drive has everything on it. I haven’t had the time to buy a spare one to separate my writings from my schoolwork, so it’s all on one flash drive. So you can see why the panic.
A small flicker of hope sends signals to my brain telling me not to be overly dramatic, that the librarian might’ve seen it and took it to her desk or someone took it to her. It wasn’t a big enough flicker as I felt ill to my stomach and actually tossed and turned most of the night.
I got up early this morning. Forget hitting the snooze button. My daughter and I were actually ready to go on time this morning. I dropped her off and got to my school twenty minutes early. I walked to the library and asked if there were any flash drives turned in. She held two of them up, one of them just so happened to be mine. I wanted to hug her neck, but for the sake of not giving her my cold, I didn’t. I did walk away with a huge grin on my face.
Now to put a leash on this thing so it won’t happen again.
Wow, I would have had restless sleep too. I’m glad she had it for you. Occasionally I’ll email myself a copy of my WIP just so it’s in multiple places. I usually keep a copy on my smartphone too.
Again, I’m glad you found it. I’ve nearly lost previous WIPs before too. The feeling is awful.
I’m glad I have it back in my lil hands too! I have copies of my work on my desktop but it isn’t up to date. So I would have to go back and re-edit everything. I just spent 4 months adding about 10k+ words to my manuscript. So I was kind of panicking. I’m definitely going to go and update them today.
Yikes, then I’m really glad you were able to retrieve it!
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