By Christopher Munroe
The prompt was the word Original, and lo did I quake with fear.
What? How? I’m widely known not to have an original idea in my head! I never have! I’d been skating by on a hodge-podge of dated pop-culture references and non-sequitors too long to come up with an original thought at this late date, would this be the end of me?
But no, I persevered, pushed forward, and soon I had the stroke of genius that would prove to be my salvation.
I’d go Meta, write a story about writing the story.
And that would get me there.