TW002 Usurping Credit From TW001
Can two different pens in the same hand of a single writer pull off the crime of plagiarism? Dumb question for sure but the theoretical sin came to mind when after the arrival of TW002 Fountain Pen from England she posed herself for centerfold photos on the manuscript labors of TW001 Rollerball! TW002 wants to plead insanity and be declared unfit to stand trial. TW001 wants to contest that plea and go for premeditated prostitution! My approach has been to separate the two relics until they come to their senses and admit to being "just pens." The stand off that ensued reminded me of the impasse I found myself in many years ago when I insisted a three year old daughter Abbey say "Thank You" before I would surrender her bottle. When that humiliating episode was over I wisely decided to let Abbey say "Thank You" whenever she liked. Thank goodness that Abbey grew up to be a very gracious lady who says "thank you" even when others would hesitate. TW001 and TW002 are as silent as machines and neither will budge. A compromise is being negotiated as TW002 has agreed to remove the suggestive images from her Facebook page if she is allowed to write one of the five Pokey Books in progress! The same hand of this single writer says, "Fine! We'll do it your way!" From now on TW001 is credited with all the hand work on the "Just Add Faith" manuscript while TW002 will share the credits on the Pokey Books. "The things we do for love," cries the single writer! "What's love got to do with it?" chimes the duet of Traveling Writer relics. If you ordered a matched pair with numbers in sequence just be careful.