As a writer I always imagine scenarios and situations. Tell stories fictional and non fictional. I never lie, however. One thing I also never did was use someone’s own stories as my own and act like it was my idea. I never did that.
The realization hit me like the baseball you don’t see coming in an innocent game of catch. And it was painful. I had always prided myself on my ability to just create. Create from nothing and make it my own. Instead I created from something and pretended it was my own.
This will not happen again. Since that reveal I have scrapped the projects related and have started fresh. I don’t have time to retrace steps I want to forge my own trail. And I will.