"Scott's Dissertation" is the name of a folder on my desktop. Has been for the past three years. When I migrated my files from my laptop, I copied "Scott's Dissertation" to the external hard drive (a.k.a.); then I copied it from the external hard drive (a.k.a.) to my my new desktop. I assumed my new "Scott's Dissertation" folder would contain all the files and folders housed in the old one.
The "Chapter One - Introduction" folder is missing.
It's not on the desktop.
It's not on the external hard drive (a.k.a.).
It's not on the laptop.
I had no choice. The folder must've disappeared when I was migrating files. I had to consult the Cylon:
What can I do you for?
I ate it.
Did you need it for something? Hope not because I ate it.
It was there so I ate it.
Probably not. But it was there so I ate it. You would eat it too if it was there.
You would. Also: Bird.
I look out my window and see the Cylon is correct. Atop my air conditioner sit two turtledoves. Their feathers are ruffled and they are looking directly at me. One cocks its head and charges. It pecks the window and looks to its left. The rails of my porch are obscured by a mob of irate turtledoves.
You want to eat bird.
You want to eat bird like I ate chapter.
You lie. Turn in bird instead of chapter.
Too bad. You go to war with the dissertation you have, not the dissertation you want.