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The Cursed -Seven

By JBazPublished about a year ago β€’ 1 min read

They say there are seven, to a basic plot line

In a stroke of brilliance, I penned an original this time

I post it on Vocal

Only to see that some Yokel

Has written a story like mine

I write this because I am sure we have all experienced it. I will say, sometimes I very much enjoy their version.

My thought is, this pushes all writers to become better, more original and to learn.

Note: I do not believe they are Yokels.(It was needed for the rhyme)

performance poetry

About the Creator


I have enjoyed writing for most of my life, never professionally.

I wish to now share my stories with others, lets see where it goes.

Born and raised on the Canadian Prairies, I currently reside on the West Coast. I call both places home.

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  • Jay Kantor4 months ago

    Hi 'J' ~ Wish someone would post a 'Basic Plot Line' resolve to 'World Peace' ~ 'J' in L.A. Jay Kantor, Chatsworth, California 'Senior' Vocal Author - Vocal Village Community -

  • Donna Reneeabout a year ago

    Yes!! I’ve absolutely experienced this, I love seeing how someone’s interpretation of the same basic idea turns out so differently though haha

  • Paul Stewartabout a year ago

    so relatable! I like what Stephanie said! nice use of the word yokel! what the rhyme desires it gets!

  • Stephanie J. Bradberryabout a year ago

    It is a surreal feeling when you realize not just someone else, but a lot of someone elses, share similar plots and ideas. It proves we are al really connected.

  • Dana Stewartabout a year ago

    I've always heard if you have a great idea, chances are somebody else has it at the same time you do, LOL. Enjoyed your humorous spin on the topic.

  • Quincy.Vabout a year ago

    The writer cleverly expressed the common experience of discovering similar stories, while also recognizing the potential for it to inspire growth and improvement in their own writing.

  • Mark Gagnonabout a year ago

    It even happens in the writers club I belong to, with only 15 of us. Of course, we all secretly feel ours is the best.

  • Staci Troiloabout a year ago

    I can relate. Loved it.

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Wonderful, very well done!!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’•

  • Stephen Kramer Avitabileabout a year ago

    Oh yes, I have been there! Great stuff.

  • Madison Newtonabout a year ago

    I gotta keep an eye out for that now, interesting thought!

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Yup. I hear ya. Good one.

  • Harmony Kentabout a year ago

    Love this, Jason! It never fails to amaze me how so many of us think alike πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  • Dana Crandellabout a year ago

    Yep! Happens all the time and, like you, I'm ok with it. On a side note, I have resisted the temptation to rhyme yokel and Vocal soooo many times...

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