So I trundle off and write a story - or which I'm proud - and post it.
I've just written a new short story called 'Courage.'
I hope you like it!
I'm tidying up when the computer goes 'ting'. Email!
'twas a rare missive from the Dude! After opening the champagne, and putting the caviar on ice (yick, pah, pass me a bucket) I sit down to read:
Er... you know that a Cole Parker has one the same name on the Home Page? Was this intentional?
I scratch chin, then panic - or was it the other way around....
Damn: no totally unintentional. It didn't cross my mind, and I read Cole's excellent story on the day it went up! Stupid I am.
My story is based on the theme of my song - so I kept the title. Damn, and blast.
So call it ... 'The Love of Daniel Norfolk'
Paranoia wakes up. Everybody hates me. I pace up and down ... up and down ... down and up....
Don't worry... I'm sure Cole won't mind.... and it'll be a conversation point in my News & Views....
Lots of courage on the front page of awesomedude.com.
Grinning I sit back, then frown and start to worry that Cole is going to think horrible things.
The Dude just emailed me: 'you do realise that Cole Parker has a story called 'Courage', too?' He said ... and I must have done. After all, I read it, and loved it. But I swear it didn't cross my mind when I wrote mine.
I'm more than happy to change the title, if you'd like.
Checking emails more than once a minute can get irksome.
Don't be silly! I'm not the least upset, and I don't own the name any more than you do. I will admit that it's an odd coincidence, but, so what? The stories are completely different, and I think they both reflect our own personal styles.
Oh, wait a minute! I take all that back. I'm pissed as hell! I'm outraged! The only recompense I will accept is, write me another public schoolboy story!
So ... consider a public school story on its way!