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Title: Things that are LOST
Post by: SYoon on May 22, 2012, 10:09 AM
Calling ALL smarty-pants writers! Can you help me think up some random LOST things, either in history (like the Dead Sea Scrolls) or common things that are lost (keys, missing sock). Not sure how obscure I want it to be... but any suggestions will be considered.

In my pb, I have a bulletin board with flyers of all kinds of LOST things,... and I want it to be silly. Not lost dog or cat,... but sillier, you know?

Thanks for helping!!!
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on May 22, 2012, 10:20 AM
I was going to say a lost pet. I guess that could still work if it were a weird pet or a scary pet, like a lizard or a tarantula. Or it could be a stuffed animal that the MC considers real, or an imaginary friend (it's really hard to find them when they get lost). BTW, the ad at the top of the page for this thread right now is for lost pets, with a picture of a really cute puppy!

Other possible lost items: favorite rock (or stick, or other found object), a special pair of lucky socks (or other lucky clothing), a missing piece to a game or puzzle, retainer/toothbrush/glasses ... that's all I can think of right now. Good luck with your story!

If you want something that your MC loses, think about what's important to the MC ... or, they're always losing things but don't care, so what would be important to mom and/or dad that the MC would have to find, but would roll their eyes at?
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: ruecole on May 22, 2012, 10:22 AM
Lost mind
Lost sense of humour
Lost cause
Lost elephant (y'know, instead of a dog or cat. Heck, it could be an iguana or llama too!)
Lost lake
Lost car (I do this all the time in the parking lot at the mall)
Lost left shoe (I see these all the time on the highway)

Okay, that's all I've got.

Hope that helps
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: CaroleB on May 22, 2012, 10:24 AM
Lost stuff:

Pirates loot
Grampa's teeth
Gramma's wig
dog's bone
Aunt Loo's mind
my secret stash (whatever that is)
pony tail
bathing suit while swimming
itchy spot

will post more as able

Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: Jeanne Ryan (Serenissima) on May 22, 2012, 10:26 AM
Peter Pan's lost boys.
Lost marbles (as in "He's lost his marbles.")
Lost memories
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: SYoon on May 22, 2012, 10:36 AM
OMG... you guys are HYSTERICAL!!!!!!

Lost marbles!!! I get it! I get it!
Lost Grampa's teeth! OMG... I gotta use it!
Lost elephant! Fantastic! How does one LOSE an elephant anyway, right?!? hysterical.
Lost puzzle piece! Yes.... perfect for this!

OMG.... these are all so funny! You're giving me WAY more to work with than I need, so I'll skim off the top. Thanks so much!

And Stephanie,... great suggestions! My MC actually finds a stuffed animal, and looking at the bulletin board of LOST things to see if the owner is searching for it with a "lost" flyer. So I'll have to avoid stuffies in the postings to work for my story, but love all of your ideas!
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: CarrieF on May 22, 2012, 10:38 AM
Fun!

How about from history:

The city of Atlantis
Amelia Earhart (that one's kind of morbid, though)
Waterloo (if you are Napoleon)
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: CaroleB on May 22, 2012, 10:40 AM
a couple more to chew on:

my dirt pile
my toenail
my whirly gig
my underwear
my sleep
my noodles
my halo or my wings
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: Helen on May 22, 2012, 10:40 AM
Lost my car keys
Lost continent (Africa)
Lost in Space (tv series)
I Lost My Heart in San Franscisco (song)
I once saw a lost pet poster in my neighborhood..."Lost Black Dog. Found White Cat."  Very Zen.
Lost a race.
Lost my loot while gambling in Vegas (not really)
Lost my cell phone
Lost my job
Lost my direction....and I got LOST.....okay....I'm done....back to my stickhorse. :horse
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: SYoon on May 22, 2012, 10:47 AM
Please someone,... if you find Carole's lost underwear, do return it to her!  :dr

Lost my job. (Interesting! Sort of telling of the times, you know?)

Great stuff, you guys. And such quick thinkers, too!
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: CaroleB on May 22, 2012, 10:50 AM
Please someone,... if you find Carole's lost underwear, do return it to her!  :dr


Hah! Don't bother. It's older than most of you.

One more thing to lose:

my chewing gum
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: ruecole on May 22, 2012, 10:52 AM
I gotta say, out of all of these, I like the lost marbles the best. At first glance, it'll seem straightforward enough, but with a bit more thought it's hysterical! Love it!

Rue
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: wolfie712 on May 22, 2012, 11:00 AM
I lost my...

tooth
to-do list
clown nose
peanut butter and jelly sandwich
roll of toilet paper
porcupine
python
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: Melissa K on May 22, 2012, 11:16 AM
Lost cause.

Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: Kell on May 22, 2012, 12:03 PM
Lost wax
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: Marissa Doyle on May 22, 2012, 12:25 PM
Lost temper!  :guns
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: wolfie712 on May 22, 2012, 12:32 PM
A few more...

I lost my appetite.
I lost my touch.
I lost my cool.
I lost my voice.
I lost my balance.
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: Lwrites on May 22, 2012, 12:33 PM
Lost my sense of direction
Lost my thread

I once saw a photo on tumblr of a "lost pet" style flier someone had made and posted to a telephone pole. It was advertising a lost unicorn, with a picture of the unicorn in question (so it wouldn't be mistaken for any OTHER unicorn, of course) and tear-off strips for the number to call and everything. Oh, tumblr, the things you turn up.
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: wolfie712 on May 22, 2012, 12:35 PM
Wait... I just lost my train of thought. ;)
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: JennaWren on May 22, 2012, 12:36 PM
Lost my patience. (says the mom of four)
Lost "it". ("I'm losing it!!") (says the mom of four)

Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: CaroleB on May 22, 2012, 12:42 PM
Wait... I just lost my train of thought. ;)

LOL, too funny.

Lost my happy place
Lost my way home
Lost my star dust
Lost my twinkie
Lost my other shoe
Lost my sleep
Lost my tickle spot
Lost my composure
Lost my boyfriend/girlfriend

This is keeping me from doing other stuff...oh there's another one, I lost my stuff.
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: Christine B. on May 22, 2012, 02:54 PM
Lost weight
Lost a game

Famous lost objects:
Shakespeare's 39th play

Famous lost places:
Troy
El Dorado
City of Pompeii

Famous lost people:
The Lindbergh baby
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: jeffman on May 22, 2012, 03:18 PM
I lost my GPS. And my compass.

Lost my train of . . .

Lost my feet. Now my legs are fraying at the edges.

And the Moody Blues are still in search of the lost chord.
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: Larissa on May 22, 2012, 03:19 PM
 :nothing  What a great thread!
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: Hélène Boudreau on May 22, 2012, 03:30 PM
LOS_

The letter 'T'
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: SYoon on May 22, 2012, 04:02 PM
You guys gave me a new idea from all this great stuff!  How about a book JUST of lost things! Thanks for the brainstorm! My computer is down...soI'm sort of down too. This definately perks me up!
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: CyndyHenzel on May 23, 2012, 09:10 AM
Lost weight!
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: ruecole on May 23, 2012, 09:16 AM
Salina, a book of lost things sounds great! :)

Rue
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: CaroleB on May 23, 2012, 09:38 AM
You guys gave me a new idea from all this great stuff!  How about a book JUST of lost things! Thanks for the brainstorm! My computer is down...soI'm sort of down too. This definately perks me up!

Need a title? I'm sure we could come up with some doozies.
How about:

The Lost Book
Where's my ?
Loser's Reign
Did You Find My...?
Where in the World is My Stuff?
I'm a Loser
All Things Lost
Where or Where Did It Go?
Once Upon a Loser
I Know it's Here SOMEWHERE!
A Losing Battle
Lost in Time/Space
A Lost Cause
Losing It

Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: ruecole on May 23, 2012, 09:51 AM
Book of Lost Things

Rue
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: CaroleB on May 23, 2012, 09:55 AM
Did we lose Salina?
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: wolfie712 on May 23, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Did we lose Salina?

LOL!  I think we did. :)
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: SYoon on May 23, 2012, 10:06 AM
Hello.....think I'll be down for a while. Computer will need fixing. I'm not good with my phone. I type with my index finger.... and punctuations are extremely difficult. Love these ideas,all! Rue...I think that's the perfect title. Kind of like the Quiet Book... but a book of lost things instead. Thank you all for the inspiration, support, and wonderful ideas. If I go through with this, all contributions will be acknowledged!

Miss you all. Hope to be back soon.
Title: Re: Things that are LOST
Post by: CaroleB on May 23, 2012, 10:47 AM
Salina, sorry about your computer. We'll keep an eye on Arty for you  :eyeballs:.
Golly, if I had known you were going for quiet I wouldn't gone all gaga with titles.

Have a super holiday everyone! I MUST get some stuff done so signing off.
Carole :cool