Plagiarized

book, copy

“This story is the original work of the author. Any resemblance with any person living or dead are purely coincidental”
She read it again. It was no coincidence. The story in the book was the same as the one she’d submitted a few months ago. The publisher was the same. The author’s name wasn’t hers.
Word Count: 55
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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Ramya Rao says:

    Oh no! This is so terrible. Plagiarism is so rampant everywhere, right ? Few don’t even realize they are copying others work without giving credits.

    Btw, I love it how you shared a strong message in a few words.

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      Yes it is rampant and it is time that we bloggers need to protect our content. Thank you Ramya 🙂

  2. rajlakshmi says:

    I remember something similar happened to one of the bloggers last year. The concept of her manuscript was plagiarized and reworded. How could one live with themselves after such deceit?

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      It is so bad right! And some people have no regrets doing it!

  3. rajlakshmi says:

    I remember something similar happened to one of the bloggers last year. The concept of her manuscript was plagiarized and reworded. How could one live with themselves after such deceit?
    Ps… couldn’t submit comment because WordPress kept throwing duplicate comment

  4. Ouch! That must hurt!
    Love the punch your 55-er packed!

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      Thank you Mayuri!

  5. Short and sweet yet address such an important issue!

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      Thank you Shalini!

  6. There are many times when such things happen in the publishing industry and sadly at most times it goes unnoticed.

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      Yes, that is the sad part!

  7. Soumya` says:

    Ah! So relevant in today’s times.

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      Agree with you Soumya!

  8. It’s a true tale I remember about someone on my TL and a big author stole her works. It’s so sad and unethical in this online world.

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      Yes, it is so bad!

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