24 October 2012
I walked up to the counter in the public library. "Excuse me. Did anyone turn in a thumb drive yesterday?"
"White. Well, more of a cream."
She nodded and sorted through a box behind the counter. "One of these?" There were five, almost identical.
I gave them a careful look-see. "That's the one!"
She handed it to me. I said thanks and took it back to my seat. I plugged the flash drive into my laptop and started scrolling through the files. Based on their titles the drive's previous owner had had a great interest in knitting and cake recipes. Not much of a speller either.
Pretty boring. But I would keep looking.
There had to be a story idea in there somewhere.