Saturday, February 23, 2008

Prompt: Deja vu

All Over Again

The writer was in a bind. He knew the moment he pulled the day’s prompt. Deja vu – was any topic more trodden-into-the-ground? Ideas for stories came to him, but each was dismissed; even if he couldn’t actually remember seeing it before, a nagging voice told him it’d been done.


Wasn’t that a kind of...?

If his worry was originality, this wasn’t any better than his other ideas. But maybe the self-awareness would be enough to excuse it?

But resorting to the old saw of self-reference, while complaining about unoriginality?

Back to the drawing board.

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