“Well shoot,” I thought. “I guess I’m just going to have to come up with another idea for the Amtrak Writer’s Internship contest. Hmmmmmmm, I really kinda like the time traveling train idea…. so maybe the same idea and just a different plot. That’s legit, right?”
So that’s what I did. I came up with a time traveling train story that had a completely different plot…and then my husband pointed out to me that the story’s plot was a bit dark for Amtrak.
“Gosh darn it!”
Sigh. So now I have come up with yet a third story idea involving a time traveling train, that also has a slightly lighter plot for the Amtrak residency, but I do still feel compelled to write the time traveling train story with the darker plot, so in the end I will in fact have a sum total of three time traveling train stories. Is that a lot? It seems like a larger number than it should be. Anyways, back to my quantum leaping locomotives.