The Day They Packed My Computer #fiction #challenge


Today they moved the last of my belongings to somewhere. No one would tell me. My family thinks because I am “old” that those things no longer matter or that I will forget about them like I forgot the grocer’s name (last week).

I watched someone fumble with the box containing my type written drafts, hand drawn story boards, and copies of every last radio script.  A tear fell to the ground; no one heard it except Font, my spaniel. My faithful Dell which replaced my IBM Selectric years ago was in another box bound for the place where computers go instead of heaven.

“Don’t worry mom everything is on thumb drives.”

“For what?” I wanted to yell under my carefully tucked afghan. “Can I access my work with my thumb, perhaps my teeth?”

My bony fingers were itching to take one more sweep across the keyboard.

My daughter was dripping with sincerity, “We have you enrolled in a number of classes at the retirement community.”

I can’t tell you how many times over the years I have heard ,”Those who can’t  do… Teach.”

I smiled to myself knowing that I was teaching a number of those classes.

Little do they know that my archived work is auto loaded on my blog. Should be good for hmmm about 5 years. I can still, after all, operate the “Like” button.

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The WordPress Daily Post prompt is what would you do Without Blogging? A pox on such a thought. My fictionalized response reflects what I would do….

Photography: “Ive had better days” © L. Moon

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  15. Off-Limits… | DG Toons
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  17. My Computer Is Very Fragile And Emotional | The Jittery Goat
  18. Lonely little Petunia | Hope* the happy hugger
  19. Daily Prompt: Life After Blogs, Momma, Don’t Take My Digital Away! | Overcoming Bloglessness
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  21. SciFi WiFi | Cheri Speak
  22. Motherhood and Beyond
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  26. Daily Prompt: Life After Blogs | Heron There & Everywhere
  27. Sans PC – CombatBabe
  28. Computer Free… | Haiku By Ku
  29. Life-Beyond-Blogs is Calling My Name | Iam Who Iam
  30. Daily Prompt: Life After Blogs | Basically Beyond Basic
  31. Daily Prompt: Life After Blogs – Rise Again | fibijeeves
  32. Soul’s Music – batteries not required | The Seeker’s Dungeon
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  35. What if we had our computer taken away? | Okay, what if?
  36. Carved in stone | Nicki
  37. Life After Blogs | The Nameless One
  38. DP: Poem… WITHOUT (+) = (-) | The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel
  39. Without internet. Or energy! | LauGraEva
  40. Unthinkable | djgarcia94
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  45. Daily Prompt: Life After Blogs | Whimsical Eclecticist
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  52. Daily Prompt: Life After Blogs| Disconnected | Charron’s Chatter
  53. Disconnect | Hekau: Words of Power
  54. The Day My Computer Breaks Up With Me | Molly Greye
  55. Life- Nice and simple | tornin2’s Blog
  56. A few thoughts to share about blogging and the computer. | TheWhyAboutThis
  57. Ain’t nobody got time for this | Just Musing Around
  58. Daily Prompt: Life After Blogs | Morrighan’s Muse
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  60. Lappitop…!!! (short fiction): Daily prompt: A life without a computer | the Green and White pages
  61. Daily Prompt: Life After Blogs | Wanderings of an Elusive Mind
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  67. Daily Prompt: Life After Blogs | Life Before Blogs | Jazrylle Lel
  68. Life After Blogs: | Khana’s Web
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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are working with a team developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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