Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Torch in the Dark Fount

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Such fragility

Finn struggled with creating meaningful narrative in his latest book, Torch in the Dark Fount.

Liam carefully spread the ceremonial shawl upon….

Who? Why would he “spread” any shawl upon…? Delete…delete…

Liam grasped his knife and savagely shred the silken shawl ….

A little better….type, type…

Liam presented a fragile white crocus dipped in enemy blood to Warrior Queen Maeve. 

Ah, much better, Finn decided. With a chest filled with pride, he headed to his kitchen.

However, Finn Liam did not push save, something he would regret in a few hours. Rookie mistake, but it was not Finn's Liam's first.
 
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The underlined words are part of the Wednesday Words from Sept. 2016.  




21 comments:

  1. I can't tell you how often I delete what I start writing.

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    1. I hear you. I wrote this post 5 years ago after a painful accidental delete.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. Accidental deleting brings no joy.

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  3. Too bad he didn't hit save. I'd love to read the story.

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    1. This would make him a better writer or one who has a broken computer.

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  4. I love my deletes... I guess that's because I'm now retired and it doesn't matter how long it takes me to write something. I enjoyed reading these challenges back in 2016, was it that long ago? They were always so much fun and you did so well with them.

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  5. I delete a lot more than I write. Sometimes inadvertently (though the world has lost no great prose when I do).
    River is posting Words for Wednesday this month - and there are some stunners up already.

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  6. I am a compulsive and obsessive saver. I sometimes even write my blog comments into a note app and then copy and paste them into the comments window just so I do not lose anything.

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  7. I have an automatic save function on my computer. Sometimes it is NOT a good thing, though.

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  8. Reminds me of another old joke: Satan is tired of getting clobbered by Jesus, and challenges Him to a computer contest, with God judging. Satan works feverishly, setting up files, downloading PDFs, etc. Jesus calmly goes about his business. With just minutes left in the contest, the power goes out. It comes back on. Satan tries to re-construct his work to no avail; Jesus hits one key, ding, He's done. Satan cries, "No fair! How could he do that when the power just went out?" God says, "Don't you know? Jesus saves."

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  9. Perhaps that's why Word automatically saves nowadays.

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  10. Save, and back up. Learned the hard way.

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  11. I've learned to print out my stuff in case it gets lost somewhere in the computer or deleted accidentally.
    I think you got your characters mixed up in there. Finn is doing the writing but Liam forgets to save?

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  12. You are gonna have to try to put a rein on your imagination or Imma worry about you. hahahahahahah
    LOve it.
    WE are close to our home port green outside and 92 degrees, probably a little humid also.
    Sherry, jack & JJ soon to be Off the road. (for a few days)

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  13. Going all delete sure can come back to bite you when you forget to save haha

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  14. That lily. Takes my breath away.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!