Sunday, November 04, 2012

The Dreaded Words (Nov 3 Prompt: What Scares You)

Two-thirds of the way
through the
Power Point presentation
to the tenured faculty,
all the animations
perfectly timed,
narration rehearsed,
the dreaded words:
FILE CORRUPTED
stopped everything.

Never mind,
I've got a backup file.

Again,
FILE CORRUPTED.

Panicked,
I log in to my
email account
where I've sent a third backup,

FILE CORRUPTED.
FILE CORRUPTED.
FILE CORRUPTED.


3 comments:

  1. Gah. Sheer terror, straight to the heart. Yup.

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  2. Anonymous12:07 PM

    I'm laughing, but if it was happening to me I wouldn't be! Wonderful job showing us the prompt in poem! - deb

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  3. ugh....yeah....not fun at all....i still have nightmares about showing up to class on the day of the final and having never attended the class...

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