I've had this happen. I wrote a story on Qui's first apprentice, which I had already started when I signed up, and had never seen the idea before, Turned out that Darth Ishtar was doing the same thing. Fortunately, she was really nice about it, and just said it would be interesting to see where we both went with it. It turned out pretty good, because mine was a humor, and here's was REALLY dramatic. (Dari...what can I say. ) They were TOTALLY different, from how they met, everything, and we actually became fans of the others stories. Dari read mine all the way through, and I'm still reading hers, though I tend to lurk. It also happened on my obi's ememory erasing story. Turned out it had been done a couple times, but I checked them out, and mine was totally different, and people read it anyway. It did make me a little less excited though.... Sorry if anyone has had a bad experience with this, mine came out okay.