Insufficient Backup Storage Error – Friday Fictioneers

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, even when it’s Saturday. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this group and to Kent Bonham for sharing his cool picture with us.

The challenge is to write a 100-word story based on the photo. My story follows.

PHOTO PROMPT © Kent Bonham

Genre: Humor (98 words)

Insufficient Backup Storage Error

“Have you ever noticed that things that are top secret are marked top secret in big, bold letters?” asked Charlie. For all he knew, Susie wasn’t even in the room until she threw a crumpled ball of paper at his head.

“Wise guy,” Susie said. “We found it buried in a cave. And it’s not marked top secret.”

“Some kid probably buried this mumbo jumbo a long time ago and now he’s in jail, dreaming about his book.”


“You assured me the code was stored in a secure location,” said Tim Cook. “What do you mean it’s missing?”



Tim Cook, of course, is Apple’s CEO. 

To read more stories from the Fictioneers, click here.

52 thoughts on “Insufficient Backup Storage Error – Friday Fictioneers

  1. As a writer I often find Mr Cooks iPad says Error. I get this to often, but I do not worry, for Liam will recycle my mistakes. Enjoyed your secure story


  2. So, here’s the funny thing. You jarred a memory. Do you know all those journals I have lying around? Well, I kept one during my senior year in high school. I enlisted in the Coast Guard and didn’t want anyone to find it in my absence, so I wrapped it tightly in plastic, secured the package with duct tape, took it to the park and BURIED IT. A year later I forgot exactly where I dug the hole. I had a general idea but not specifically. Too much weed.

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    1. You mean your journal might still be out there??!! You mean someone could have unburied it and still have it? That’s hilarious. That must make you wonder. Does it? Some stranger in the city could have your journal! Ha. Weed and and a year on ship…it’s not wonder you lost track of it.


  3. Good story, Amy. I’m always doing that. I put things in a safe place, then can’t find them myself. Funny stuff. Who knows what people in future will think of our codes and graphics. They may just think they’re ancient art. Well done. 😀 — Suzanne

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    1. That would be nice if they thought the codes had some artistic value…if they look like this book! I’m always losing my stuff. There is no end to that, Suzanne. I’m glad you enjoyed my story. Thanks!

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