I’ve been talking about this short story that I want to write for the last few days about a 9-year-old Indigo child named Henry who has a premonition about the future. His premonition is something that actually happened to me but with some exaggeration to make it a Halloween story.
Originally it was about a boy named Henry, his parents and his brother who is 2 years older named Phillip. I don’t know where I came up with the names, they just came to me. I changed the story a little so the brother is a twin and I renamed him Andrew.
Here is the strange part. Today I saw a commercial for the new CW show Ringer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. I wasn’t going to watch it because I normally don’t watch a show unless it has something supernatural in it but decided last minute that I would because I didn’t want to get into it 3 episodes in and have to watch the first couple episode online.
So I watched it and this is what I knew, her character is a twin, her twin “dies” and she takes her place. Sound a little familiar? The twin part that is.
The 2 male characters names are Henry and Andrew. When I heard those 2 names I thought, ok this is strange because my short story is about twins named Henry and Andrew.
I came up with those names out of thin air. Henry has a premonition in the book but is it really me who had the premonition that I would be seeing a show with twins and with characters who have those 2 names?
I decided to write this short story based on a memory from when I was 9 years old as I was remembering it when writing my autobiography. I think it’s funny that I made the brother change and the names that are all so similar to a tv show that I wasn’t going to watch.
I am an Indigo adult and I have had many premonitions and it still freaks me out every time I have them.
Do I continue to write this short story now?