That Great Idea For a Story

@irishidid (8734)
United States
May 24, 2016 7:27am CST
I was on the cusp of falling asleep last night when an idea for a story popped into my head. I thought "yep, I'm gonna write that" and fell asleep. Never fails when I wake up and can't remember what the heck the idea was. I just know it was a good one or at least I thought it was in those moments before going off to dreamland. There are those stories that do stick in my mind and I can recall them later and some that basically fly the coop, never to be thought of again. Makes me wonder if the ones we forget might be better off forgotten no matter how great we thought them to be at the moment.
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@marlina (77995)
• Canada
24 May 16
I think that those ideas that we have just before drifting to sleep are most of the time, better forgotten.
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@irishidid (8734)
• United States
24 May 16
I tend to agree most of the time.
• United States
24 May 16
Guess we'll never know if those forgotten plots would have been great ideas for a book.
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@irishidid (8734)
• United States
24 May 16
I may eventually remember it or come up with an even better idea.
@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 May 16
It could be that they're not worth dredging up - but if you can't recall them, you'll never know if they were worthwhile or not.
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@irishidid (8734)
• United States
25 May 16
True. I may recall the idea at some time or come up with a better idea.
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@MALUSE (43584)
• Uzbekistan
24 May 16
You should have a writing pad and a pen near your bed.
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@irishidid (8734)
• United States
24 May 16
You're probably right.
@Macarrosel (7540)
• Philippines
24 May 16
Oh, maybe it's a good story to write. Next time be sure to write it down first before going to bed.
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@cgalavia (1405)
• Philippines
24 May 16
We tend to forget things unknowingly and remember again when another event happened and is related to it.
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@RubyHawk (29375)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 May 16
I don't know, I sometimes dream something that I would like to remember but it often slips away.