The Delete Button
As soon as he saw the red X, he knew he had made a mistake. He had hit the delete button instead of the save button, and now all his work was gone. He felt a wave of panic wash over him as he stared at the screen. His heart started racing and his mind went blank. He couldn’t remember what he had written, and there was no way to get it back.
He sat there for a few minutes, trying to calm down and think of what to do. He could start over, but it would be a lot of work and he wasn’t sure he could remember everything. He could try to retrieve the deleted file, but that was a long shot and he didn’t have much time. In the end, he decided to start over. It was the only way.
He began to type, and slowly but surely, the words started to come back to him. He didn’t know if he would be able to recreate the masterpiece he had lost, but he had to try. He had to keep going, no matter what.