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Literary – March 31

Nikolai Gogol was born on this date in 1809.

In 1834, he received an appointment to a job for which he was utterly unqualified: a professor of medieval history, a position he avoided and shirked onto colleagues until he quit the next year.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist undertakes a task that someone important has given him/her but which your protag has no clue how to accomplish.

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