Great minds think alike…or do they???

Image: Big Think
Image: Big Think

Have you ever had an idea or story that you felt was so unique that nobody else in the world could ever come up with the same thing? And then you see your idea on a store shelf or used as a storyline in a TV show or movie only to feel like somebody had to be looking inside your head.  What a bummer?

I keep a notebook for invention ideas and use other tools for story ideas, but I swear someone is peeking sometimes.   Sometimes it feels like a “doh!” moment, and other times a near crashing blow.  Regardless, I’m pressing on.  Eventually something will pan out.  🙂

Has this ever happened to you?  How did you feel about it?

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Cold, Hard Kach

Kach Wilfred is the middle child and only son in the Wilfred family.  Growing up he had to battle his sisters for toys, bathroom time, and attention.  Being the only boy, one would think Kach was treated special or even spoiled.  Well, think again.  Life for Kach was quite the opposite – or at least in his eyes.  Whenever his father noticed he was spending a lot of time around his mother and sisters, he’d yell derogatory phrases at Kach like “Get from around there. Do you want to grow up to be a sissy?” and “I guess you’ll be knitting and starting your period too.”  Kach felt self-conscious and only hung around his female relatives when his father was not around, which was often.  Since Pete Wilfred owned his own business, his time with the family was limited.  But he tried to make dinner every night, and have family time after church on Sundays.  He kept his word on most occasions, but there were times when he missed a dinner here or there because of something urgent.  Continue reading “Cold, Hard Kach”