OK, this is going to be a bit weird, so please forgive any confusion in advance.
30 minutes ago, a short story flashed onto my screen in Word. I do not know why or how. I do not recognize the story, I have not used Word recently, and I cannot find any email with any such attachment. It appears to be a short story about Ayla from Clan Of The Cave Bear about her days before the books began.
I certainly did not write it myself any time because it uses letters I cannot create
"Çocukdünya". it is not in my writing style , It mentions "Iza" who is a character later in the COTCB book, and an original name for Ayla (Nefeyli) that has never crossed my mind. A Google search for Nefeyli, Iza, and Grub (another character in the received short story) yields nothing. I am baffled. But interested...
If you are the person who somehow sent it to me, or know anything about this short story or author, please contact me more directly at cavebear2118 AT verizon DOT net, post on my blog, or do anything you please to contact me further.
For now, I don't care how or why it suddenly popped up on my screen, I just want to more about the story's origin and why I received it. And anything you want to tell. I've saved the story adding a note to the top that it is not mine so that I won't get too confused seeing it again years from now and wondering about the origin of it.
But, whoever you are, I really do want to hear from you again...
Update: Never mind, mystery solved. It was an attachment I did not see in an April email . Why it suddenly opened now I don't know, but everything is OK.