I have an old floppy disk containing one of my earliest pieces of writing, something I now recognise as my very own fan fiction of Deltora Quest funnily enough (The Quest for the Rose of Rosdinia I called it). Who knew I wrote fan fiction when I was just ten years old!? The plot? A hand crafted rose with a gold stem and gems shaped to look like the petals is separated into individual pieces by an evil lord. They are then spread out across the land hidden from sight and causing chaos. Heroes rise up in this dark time and fight to restore the peace by finding all the missing pieces and uniting them once more to save Rosdinia! Pretty much an exact rip of the story for those who have read the series (Emily Rodda is the author).
It’s still on that floppy disk but as technology evolved and computers were upgraded the software needed to retrieve this little piece of my writing history has become near impossible to find. It’s not as though I don’t wish to retrieve the writing from the disk or that of its companions to see what little old me had to say back when I was still learning about the basics of human life. I just know how hard it will be to do so. Still it sits in one of my drawers doing nothing, and each time I see it by accident I think, hmm maybe I could find someone to retrieve the data?
Just yesterday I saw it again and started looking up data recovery companies that might be able to help retrieve the 1.44MB of data sitting on that little grey square ancestor of the USB. Amazing that an article about leftovers pops up in my feed the day after, maybe I should take it as a sign? I guess the three floppy disks in my drawer are my leftovers. I can’t really do anything with them if I don’t seek data recovery, and I never intend to part from them even if I don’t.
My response to Leftovers