Notes from An Alien

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Friday Fantasy ~ Number Thirty-Two

The Befuddled Blogger

I didn’t think fantasy could exist in this world of digital money and vanished dreams…

I couldn’t believe that an unfinished story could just disappear, like a puff of mystical smoke…

I’d been on a roll—about a quarter of the way through the first draft of a story about a mysterious man, “…dark on the outside yet full of light.”…

He was looking for a Monster that gored the young ones and ate their flesh.

He was just about ready to confront the Monster…

And, the story disappeared.

I know how to use a word processor—I had automatic saving set for one minute—I was manually saving at each critical turn of events…

I used the search-for-file function and came up empty—empty at first of desire to write, then empty of the need to worry—try again…

Began a fantasy in the modern world—saved a bit of it—wrote more, saved again—closed the word processor—went looking for the new story and found it—am writing it now—saving again………

Closed the processor, opened the file—here it is…


What happened?

Where did the “real” fantasy story go?

Why is this Real fantasy happening?

Perhaps I should just publish this piece on wondering about a 21st Century mystery and let that one about the Monster roam on the endless plain of conjecture…

Copyright, 2014, Alexander M Zoltai
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2 responses to “Friday Fantasy ~ Number Thirty-Two

  1. Jane Watson July 13, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    I’ve heard about that ‘endless plain of conjecture’ – I think it’s down the road from the Forest of Meaning, but whenever I try and get there I have to get past the Well of Writers’ Block and across the Field of Broken Words. Sometimes I get there :-)


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