Lost and Found

Clearing the attic ready to move,
mostly we threw stuff away.
An old cardboard box
nearly went to the tip,
unopened – we’re short of space.

Something stopped me,
I don’t know what,
and I tore at the tape instead.
Years ago, the time of our lives
in journals had disappeared.

Eureka, I yelled, as I opened the box,
I’ve found two years in Seychelles.
A traumatic gap of another year
passed before I saw them again.
I‘m ready to re-write the story

Written for Napo 4, using Miz Quickly’s Lost and Found prompt and a few of Elizabeth Crawford’s second word set.

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11 Responses to Lost and Found

  1. oh, like opening a treasure box and being delighted with what you found!


  2. Irene says:

    Excellent. Memory’s everything.


  3. Pamela says:

    Sounds like you are very happy about this, Viv. I look forward to the prose.



  4. What a precious find! So happy for you Viv, and thanks for your good wishes. Life is good, really.


  5. Misky says:

    That is absolutely wonderful to find such a treasure secreted away. A lovely surprise.


  6. colonialist says:

    Wow, a close escape! A useful tip is not to tip unseen!


  7. 1sojournal says:

    Our stories can be the most healing experience. To find them again after thinking they were lost must be utter joy and that’s what I felt for you for your ‘gift’ in an old cardboard box. Can’t wait to read them…God bless…



  8. Can’t wait to hear your stories!


  9. b_young says:

    “I’ve found two years in Seychelles.” I can almost hear that.
    Grand to rediscover things, isn’t it? That rewrite should be interesting.


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