doppelgangerA few years ago when I was eating lunch at a rest area, I saw a man who looked just like my dad. It was freaky. They could have been twins.

Since I happened to be close to where my dad was originally from, I thought about talking to this man to see if he was related to my dad. Then I remembered that I was traveling alone, far from home. The idea of talking to a strange man didn’t seem so appealing anymore.

The Germans have a word for someone who looks just like another person. It’s called a doppelgänger. These look-alikes are fun to see and a little strange

to encounter. Here’s a story of one such meeting of men who did not know each other but look like twins.

Now it’s your turn: Choose from any of the following options.
1. You are shopping at the mall and see someone who looks just like you, your doppelgänger. What happens next?
2. You’re new in town, but everyone tells you that you look just like a certain person. Finally, you meet that person. What is your reaction?
3. Write a sci-fi (science-fiction) story about a person who has an evil twin.
4. Write the story of twins separated from birth. Will they ever find each other. If so, how will they meet? How old will they be? What will happen when they meet?
5. If you are a twin, make a list of your similarities and a list of your differences.
6. You are an identical twin. You and your twin switch places for a time. What kinds of things happen to both of you?

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