Brain Reaches New Low

Backstory:  My friend, Paige, had a relationship with a guy and was feeling increasingly blah about it.  After a while she wanted to end things but he never seemed to be around so that she could break up with him.  We joked that he was avoiding her so that she couldn’t dump him and she wanted me to write a funny short story based on it.

Anyway, I felt some inspiration and spent the past couple days writing it.  I finished it tonight.  It’s funny, it’s cute, I like it.  I plugged in my flash drive to save the file and discovered I had already written the story.  The earlier version is also funny and I like it too.  I have no memory of having written the first story, but I used some of the exact same details in the second one–like that the girl smells like vanilla, and the backs of his legs hit the couch when she pounces on him.  But the stories themselves are very different, making any attempt to fuse the two into one story quite impossible.

There must be some very complicated reason as to why my memory is this bad.  I should check all my files and see if I have any other finished stories laying around.  I may have even written ‘the next great American novel’ and don’t know it because I forgot shortly after saving it.

I seriously think I may have some sort of brain tumor.

On an unrelated note, I hate the oldies song “If You Wanna Be Happy” by Jimmy Soul.  You know the one:  “If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life / Never make a pretty woman your wife / So from my personal point of view / Get an ugly girl to marry you“.  As a woman, this song offends me greatly.  But I think it would be hilarious if some guy actually proposed to some girl with it (‘some girl’ meaning ‘not me’).

2 thoughts on “Brain Reaches New Low

  1. yeah you should post the stories or at least email them to me 🙂 btw I plan to link to you on my LJ for some people that are into writting as well and I think you might get along well with from Australia 🙂 weird eh?

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