80 Post Challenge – Post 61

Name something you lost or gave away that can never be replaced.

Oh come on. You must have seen that one coming. No? Shame on you!

Well, been as that is far, far too easy, that’s not what I’m going to talk about. After all, my virginity is something I very gladly gave away and its not possible to get it back or replace it. But since I’m fairly certain people at work occasionally read this blog (including my manager?) I’m not going to talk about that. I think that would be a hint of TMI.

No, the thing I lost (and I did lose it, rather than give it away) was a pillow.

Its a silly thing really, but I remember it so very clearly. I had a heart shaped pillow that I used to carry around everywhere; just one of those silly things that all kids have as a comforter, be that toy, blanket or in my case, cushion.

I had it with me on a bus one day – I think we were going to the swimming pool, or something similar – and I remember getting off the bus and walking a short way with Mum before realising that the cushion wasn’t under my arm.

I was absolutely gutted! My own little heart was crushed when I realised that the bus was gone, and we couldn’t chase it down and I’d probably never see my cushion again. Bless my mother, I’m sure she did actually try to track it down by visiting the bus station lost and found, but it just never showed up.


I don’t know how long she tried looking for me, but I’m glad that she did. Its just one of those small ways that she showed she cared, even if, ultimately, in the grand scheme of the universe, it was a small and silly thing. I wonder if she remembers….





My 80 Post Challenge is brought to you with help from Tom Slatin’s 80 Journal Writing Prompts.

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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10 Responses to 80 Post Challenge – Post 61

  1. I did this one too and the first thing that popped into my head was my virginity lol! Great minds…

    Sorry about your pillow. I felt your pain when you said you were gutted. What a great mon you have to try to find it though, that was sweet. 🙂


    • Hehee, it was actually touch and go for a while, with regards to what I’d talk about.
      Have you posted yours yet? I’ve love to have a read.I


      • Mine was super lame and posted a while ago, I think you commented on it. It was about a Barbie. *rolls eyes*

        Come visit my blog today though, I’m trying to get a discussion going about what we do with our writing ideas/process. I’d love to hear about yours


  2. Mary Rhoads says:

    There are lots of things I have lost and given away that I regret, but I am with you about the virginity.

    Usually I just feel stupid rather than regretting, like the time I emptied the contents of my rucksack straight into the washing machine and then found the kindle once I was emptying the machine. Somehow, I just didn’t think Amazon would honor that as a claim on the warantee… My sister kept winding me up about it, but she is the one who dropped her purse in a canal, and then stripped off and jumped in to look for it for 40 minutes (it was April).

    We have to frisk the 9 year old before school to prevent unauthorised things being lost stolen or broken.

    X Mary


    • The washing machine! Oh, that’s not what you want. I washed my phone once; amazingly enough it came out ok on the other side. I had to dry it for about three days though.

      Heh, you’re making me think about all the silly things I’ve lost now. Particularly like when I put my purse through the wash as well. That was a bad day. o.O


  3. Em says:

    When my first son was a baby we lost his favourite toy while visiting my sister. He was a baby so he totally didn’t care and quickly replaced it with something else (that he carries around to this day) but we were horrified that we had lost it when he loved it and we searched everywhere for it.

    Also, I came on here to wish you best of luck tomorrow!


    • Awww, at least he was young enough not to make a fuss. Fortunate there was something else to step in too.

      Oh and thank you. ^_^ biting my nails right down low, but people are being incredibly supportive and kind. Its wonderful and touching. x


  4. That’s so sad about your pillow! I lost a stuffed animal when we stopped our car somewhere in Germany and we couldn’t go back for it. That’s the first real sense of loss I remember.

    I just awarded you the Sunshine Blog Award, Ileandra, and although I realized afterward I chose you that you already had it, I went ahead and kept you on the list, so now you’ve won it twice! Details here: http://wp.me/p1bhaB-EU


    • Cuddly toys are the hardest, I feel. There’s a bear that I still sometimes cart around to this day and I’d be gutted to lose him!

      Ooooh and thank you! I’ve never been nominated twice for an award before.
      It still feels good the second time around. 🙂


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