Drabble Day – Memory

Hello everyone!

I know I’m a little later than usual but it’s not because I forgot Drabble Day – I wouldn’t dare – it’s because words for Killing Time OST and other projects are flowing out of me. So much so that time disappeared somewhere.

I’m posting the theme for today’s drabble and my story will follow tomorrow. I’ll also catch up on the comments then. 😉

Here is how the drabble challenge works!

  • Read the prompt and find your angle.
  • Write a drabble (100 words story, give or take five words).
  • Post a direct link to your drabble in the comments (or, if you don’t have a blog, just go ahead and post your drabble in the comments).
  • In the post on your blog, make sure to link back to this post.

Today’s theme is: Memory!

Have fun!

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About Aheïla

Somewhere in Quebec City, Aheïla works as a Game Design Director by day and writes by night. Known for her blue hair, unyielding dynamism and tasty cooking (quails, anyone?), she’s convinced “prose is the new crack”. She satisfies her addiction daily on The Writeaholic’s Blog and weekly on Games' Bustles View all posts by Aheïla

13 responses to “Drabble Day – Memory

  • Tara Tyler

    I love these things! Thanks for offering them.

    http://taratylertalks.blogspot.com/2011/03/losing-it.html

    If this is a duplicate I apologize.

  • hearandlearn

    How great it is that you are busy! Always better to have work and purpose, than it is to be idle. Best Wishes! Here is my drabble, Lord have mercy. TC Don

    Memory

    “Insufficient Memory To Execute”, the hated message you can receive from computers, normally larger ones, that can make a person cry. You say to yourself, “But I have to get Payroll processing completed by noon!” You know the computer really doesn’t care, but sometimes you could swear you just heard the computer chuckle. Another question you ask yourself is, “If I hit the computer really hard, will it make things better?” You find yourself proceeding to display what all is running on the computer, an effort to convince the computer it really isn’t low on memory. When the computer just sits there, you contemplate which tasks that are running that you could cancel off, and get the least heat from management. You “accidently” blow off a few tasks that are running, after each one looking to see if that freed up enough memory to run your Payroll processing. Hmmm, no phone calls yet, so you figure you are safe so far. There are a few tasks running that the name is unfamiliar to you, you hesitate, going back to tasks you know what they do, and blow off three more. Still no Payroll running. You pick one of the unknown tasks, cancel it off, wait 30 seconds, and just when you feel you are safe, PUKE, the whole system crashes! Now the phone calls arrive! Now management arrives! Now you run in your mind the benefits versus job disaster process of confession or lying your ass off! You decide to rely on management’s ignorance of the computer system, and lie! “I don’t know, suddenly I saw that task abending, and the whole thing shutdown!” Tech support looks at you very suspiciously, but says to just bring the system back up. You are at least temporarily relieved, making promises to God that you start regularly attending church. Once the computer system is back up, you sneak in your Payroll job while there is still memory available. And you delay starting back up anything else, on purpose, giving your Payroll processing as much of a priority as possible. Once Payroll is finished, you let the floodgates fling open and restart all of the tasks you “accidently” blew off. One of the tech support guys comes in and asks what was happening before the system crashed. You are tempted to answer that you have no memory of that time frame, but sticking with the strategy that has served you so far, you lie. “I don’t really know, I had just come over from the other room getting coffee, I looked down at the console, and saw that task blow up!” You are very glad there is no lie-detector machine in the building, plus you are grateful your last name isn’t, Pinnochio! The tech support guy gives a small smile, turns and walks away while saying, “Lack of memory?” I answered when he hits the door, “Yep”, and tried to not to grin. “I’m definitely going to church now!”, you say to yourself. The next Sunday you stay at home, sleeping, unable to execute due to a lack of memory. End

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  • Alyssa

    Hey every body, here’s my meagre offering.
    I’ve been busy today – my guppy gave birth by the dozens so I’m fishing out baby guppies…
    http://alyssc01.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/aheila%E2%80%99s-drabble-day-memory/

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  • Lectin Gaezat

    http://wp.me/p11PLh-kU

    Hey 🙂 Tried some sort of poetry this time round. I lost it towards the end though.

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