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Things We Lose

Things We Lose: "Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect."
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In honor of Harry Potter's birthday (and J.K. Rowling's), this week's writing prompt is simply a line from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Do as you please with it—incorporate it into your story, use it as inspiration, turn it on its head, make it into an anagram—anything you'd like.

"Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect."

Post your response in 500 words or fewer in the comments below.

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