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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "It's No Use Crying over Spilt Milk" (without using the actual phrase or literal exampl (02/07/08)
By Sunny Loomis
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When I first joined FW, I looked forward to the weekly challenges, until I
realized that I needed to cut and paste my entries to send them. Cut and
paste? How do I do that? It was fun in elementary school but that consisted
of paper, scissors and glue. There were no personal computers back then.
I threw together a story. Am I even on topic? The first half needs help.
The word count is okay. Even if I wrote a great story, if I couldn’t get it
to where it needed to be, what’s the point?
I tried following a friend’s directions on how to cut and paste. Why do it
the easy way when you can do it my way? Try, and fail. Try again. Okay,
it takes a little while but I think I finally get it. Cut and paste.
By this time I’ve basically decided that no one will see my story anyway
which is probably a good thing. I could have done better.
Most people who enter the weekly challenges are excited when they see:
“Thank you! Your entry was submitted!”
You’re welcome. Now where did it really go? Singapore? I don’t have
much faith in certain technology. At this point I don’t care where it ends
up because I’ve just learned how to cut and paste. Give me a break, people.
This is like teaching an old dog new tricks. I recently learned how to do
attachments on emails.
I’m not too worried about the story. I know it’s not good enough for my
own standards and I can’t change it now. But I’ve learned a new skill and
Much to my surprise my entry showed up on Thursday’s list. It actually
got there! Now people will wonder how that entry slipped in among all the
Patience. One thing at a time. There will be other topics, other challenges new
skills, and from me, God willing, better stories. By the way, I still need to
learn how to…
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