F3, Week 42: Where Did It Go?

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Prompt by Joyce Juzwik

Did you ever misplace something? House keys? Car keys? TV remote? That can be very frustrating, to be sure. But, if something has been misplaced, it is usually easily found. Perhaps you got distracted by a phone call as you entered your house and instead of putting your keys on the hook by the door, you carried them in with you, and placed them on the kitchen counter. Not a big problem, right?

If something is lost though, that’s a whole other type of situation. You can’t simply retrace your steps in your home. You would need to retrace your steps from the time you left the house until your return, not really knowing exactly where, or when, the lost item stopped being in your possession. Losing a key ring that holds your car keys, along with the electronic device that disables the alarm and unlocks the car’s doors, or losing your wallet that holds your Driver’s License, credit cards, and cash can have disastrous consequences.

There are, of course, many things we value that would cause us concern if we couldn’t readily locate them; such as certain photos, letters, or treasures from our childhood. This week, we want you to lose something and tell us all about what happens.

Prompt: Write a story about something important being lost

Genre: Drama

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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