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The Outage

I had to write this in Word!

By Hannah MoorePublished about a month ago 1 min read
The Outage
Photo by Katja Anokhina on Unsplash

It was Friday night,

With the weekend in sight,

And a dozen weekend dreamers,

Preparing for a flight,

When out of the blue,

First one, and then a few,

Were cut off from the network,

Could access nothing new.

Maybe I’ve been hacked!

I haven’t lately backed

Up went a dozen voices,

Our evening plans are whacked!

Then all around the world,

A miracle unfurled,

When writers talked to loved ones,

As tired spines uncurled.

Though some were rather surly,

And feelings were quite swirly,

This Friday night was magical,

Writers went to bed quite early!

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Hannah Moore

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  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    I wish it had the same result for me! Spent way to much time checking for a password reset email that wasn’t necessary or ever going to come…

  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a month ago

    OMG.... the appreciation I have for this piece!!!! I just can't!!! This rings so true and hits me so hard!!! I'm speechless to explain to you how much I truly love how relatable and twistedly funny I found this!!! Thank you for this Hannah!!

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    It wasn’t just me? Well that’s a relief. Or something….

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    Glitches cause stitches!!

  • Thavien Yliasterabout a month ago

    Yeah, that reads about write.

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Thanks for the fun look at our mild panic. After a quick verification on social media that everyone was having trouble, I took the afternoon and evening off. Pam and I stayed up late catching up on streaming episodes. Woke up this morning to a nice thunderstorm, so that's a bonus.

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    Love that you wrote this. Totally relatable! My back unfurled! 🤣

  • L.C. Schäferabout a month ago

    Thank you for the reminder to back up my stories! I haven't done that in a while!

  • Gerard DiLeoabout a month ago

    Still glitchy for me. I still can't save anything with the title picture that Vocal requires. (Error source 400, whatever that is.)

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Oh you mean Vocal being down? It happened when I was asleep so I woke up to so many people in FB being so afraid they were hacked hehehe

  • Kendall Defoe about a month ago

    You spoke for all of us.

  • D. J. Reddallabout a month ago

    I am still trying to publish a poem I completed at noon, the better to keep this "publish or perish" challenge with L.C., Rachel and Gerard alive. If Vocal thwarts my efforts, I will not despair. The Oilers won this evening despite long odds, so the gods have smiled upon me in any event. Thanks for capturing this silliness in verse, as I shall also try to do!

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    Vocal down? Yes, I spent the evening planting and reading in the garden until the bats came out. A very enjoyable evening.

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    I love the sentiment of this. After some slogging in the garden I was a bit miffed to not have access...but we just watched some TV instead...you have such a fun and eloquent way of putting together even the most normal of things and elevating it. Loved it, Hannah!

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