Sometimes the connection from song to story is an obvious one. And sometimes not. This is one that isn’t. I started out thinking about conspiracy theories and what a writer’s taken might be on that and then a writer in her class talking to her creative writing professor who doesn’t think her work is hers.
The Poet’s Song
“You wrote this?” There’s skepticism in the professor’s voice.
I feel my cheeks redden at the implicit accusation. “Yes.”
He frowns at me. “You know, I’ve heard this song. It’s by a group called—”
“The Chill Buggins. I know. Tom Antonelli was my best friend.” The past tense spills out.
The professor glances from the paper, my poem, lyrics, whatever, to me. “I hope you got writing credit.”
I smile ruefully. I’m sure that ship’s done sailed.
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I like this one. He is too cool. I’m hopeful about the skeptical teacher believing her too.