Prompt: I think I'm missing something
Source: (sorry, can't remember)
"I think I'm missing something," he said as he rummaged through the outer zipper compartments of his duffel bag.
"Missing something?" the woman beside him says. "What's missing?"
"Um... just... something," he says without ceasing his increasingly frantic search through the various compartments of his duffel, his backpack, and the sling style camera bag.
"Frank! What did you lose?"
"Maybe I put it in your bag by mistake when I was packing up this morning." Frank half shoves, half nudges the woman around so that he can access the outer pockets of the retro-style ruck-sack she's wearing.
"Would you cut it out for a minute and talk to me?" she says. "What did you lose?"
Frank retightens a draw-string and turns the woman back to face him again.
"I'm sorry, Karen. It was supposed to be a surprise. A birthday present. I was going to give it to you tonight, but now I can't find it. I think on e of the ground crew baggage guys must have swiped it."
"Oh god. I'm sorry. Well what was it? I can help you do a more thorough search if I know what to look for."
(about my timed writing exercises)
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