About 20 years ago, I was trying to write a screenplay from a very famous short story (The Secret life of Walter Mitty).
I actually wrote a few scenes and as usual the voices in my head told me it would never sell, or they would change it etc etc so I gave up.
But I was OBSESSED, and I mean OBSESSED with the idea and was updating his fantasies to the present time and was going to stay faithful to the original story of a man who led a boring life but had grandiose fantasies.
At the time I was doing part time work for a guy and he had a client with the last name Mitty, which I thought was a weird coincidence.
Anyway, a few months a ago I was walking down the stairs at my apartment and at the bottom of the stairs I notice two used ticket stubs. And they were for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Of all the movies out, what are the odds that someone would drop both stubs to that movie and I would find them?
Am I being my usual paranoid self and this was just a weird coincidence or what?
It has bothered me for 2 months.
By the way, it is a great SHORT story which takes about 10 minutes to read if you haven’t already.