Five Minute Friday: Lost

Hello, Friends. Welcome back for another Friday spent with Lisa-Jo and the Five-minute crowd. Today, we’re taking five minutes to write on the prompt Lost. Do you have five minutes to write, read, or both? Why don’t you join us?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Today’s Prompt: Lost


Lost: My composure when the neighbor tells me she had animal control come out to kill a rabid raccoon on our street. They didn’t want to fire a gun with so many kids on the street, so they ran it over with the official animal control car. Then, when it sat up and hissed at them after the initial run-over, they ran over it again. Then they refused to remove said raccoon. Even in death, it taunts us. Rabid raccoon=1 Residents of our street=0.

Lost: My sanity after using “no television” (rookie move) as a punishment for two of my children on the same endless summer day. Why do these days stretch into forever? On the upside, they switched to watching “educational” youtube videos, showing them how to make emergency survival kits using everyday items such as toothpicks, straws, sugar, and tampons. That’s right–tampons. You never know when you’ll need a fire starter in the form of women’s products. My son may never recover.

Lost: Toothpicks, straws, sugar, and tampons. See above. We now have survival kits hidden in altoid boxes all around the house. They could make a killing selling these on etsy.

Lost: Peace and Quiet.

Found: My love for laughter and quirky kids and non-rabid animals. I heart summer.


What are you losing or finding this summer?


  • Beth

    Even though I don’t participate in FMF (I could not write for 5 mins) I always enjoy the different directions taken with the prompt word. This made me smile. Blessings to you, Kimberly.

  • Zippi

    lost a comment here.. oops! Anyway, I hope that you all recover from that dreadful experience of the rabid raccoon! Three times? gah!

    The firestarter lessons learned are priceless. Better save some toilet paper rolls because that’s probably next down in the list of fire starters and you want to help if you let them. This is because hot wax is involved.

  • Cassi Brightforest

    Great take on the prompt. I am trying hard to not loose patience this summer, finding my joy in the sun this year.

  • This made me laugh out loud, seroiusly. This is sounds like something I would find in my own home. I am glad you were able to laugh, sometimes that is all we are supposed to do. I am next to you at FMF today, and enjoyed my visit tremendously!

  • Abby

    Love this! Thanks for the laugh. I can all too relate about the no television punishment and what was I thinking? Blessings to you on these long summer days. 🙂

  • Yes, exactly WHO is punished when we spout off the no TV/no electronics punishment? OK, how do you start a fire with a tampon? I’m so confused!!!!

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