Monday, March 04, 2013

The Story Of My Story




As I typed the last few words on my laptop, I experienced a unique feeling of bliss, a sense of contentment that was hidden since long.

I admired with satisfaction the MS Word document that proudly displayed the sixty thousand words that I had keyed in over the last few hours.

This was my child, my masterpiece, something that I had always dreamt of. Soon, I would be a household inspiration; people would read me and love me and would aspire to become someone like me.

I wasn't being complacent, it's just that I knew my story really deserved to be at the top.

I heard a sudden beep, and the laptop screen blackened. Low battery, perhaps, since I had not attached the charger to the laptop.

Due to some unknown reason, the machine had completely shut down instead of hibernating. Not a big deal though.

I connected the charger, plugged on the electric supply and restarted the laptop.

And then the thought struck me like a flash of lightning.

I had not saved the document...


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36 comments:

  1. Happened to me while I was new to designing, and I felt like staying there and cry all night :P
    nice one, I felt as if they happened for real!

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    1. Happened to me quite a lot in the past, and it taught me the importance of CTRL + S :-)

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  2. Happens at work sometimes, just before a deadline has to be met! Then one runs after the IT folks to retrieve! Life...

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    1. Yes, I know how irritating it can be :-)

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  3. Yikes, every computer user's worst nightmare!

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  4. When you produce it again - it will even be better than the first draft :-)

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    1. Chances are there of getting demotivated too :-(

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  5. It happened at that odd moment during a sudden blackout. It put paid to the long hours and efforts for nothing. It happened once. There was no blackout in a thousand years but it did! Nicely crafted GS!

    Hank

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  6. Had that experience... so much pain and remorse and regret...

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  7. Every writer's worse nightmare... I hope this didn't happen to you.

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    1. Na ... I have become careful nowadays :-)

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  8. http://nyssa.cnc.net/images/saveearly.jpg :)

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  9. How fleeting, how temporal, are our thoughts. Your fiction is a great reminder.

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  10. That is sad ! rather terrifying . You have put across the situation so well :)

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  11. Oh God, I felt a bolt striking my heart, really scary!

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  12. Oh my! :o

    I didn't learn a lesson from an incident that happened a few years ago. It wasn't a very important document. It was after I had lost a literary piece a few months ago that I understood the importance of the word Save out there. :D

    Now, whenever I write, I believe, I press the Ctrl+S every two minutes.

    Very nicely written, Amrit! LOVED it! :D

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    1. I do the same ... CTRL+S every now and then :-)

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  13. I am so sorry!!! Did it save any of it at all?

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    1. Probably he had to write again :-(

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  14. it happens many times...:)
    a perfect OOPS!! moment..:) :D
    keep writing..:)

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  15. It can be really scary and painful, almost lost a report I had been working on and since then "Ctrl+S" it is every now and then...

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    1. Yeah ... better safe than sorry :-)

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  16. Oh my gosh,,,a horrible thought,,,well written,,,I had a few small losses before I finally said "Get with the program, woman" and I'm now more careful,,,,thanks for the reminder,,,,,

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  17. One thing that can completely scatter me, exiling me to the pool of thunderous tears! :D

    Nice!

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