I always wanted a twin.
When I was in elementary school, I pretended that I had a twin sister named Caterina. She lived an awesome life. Traveling across Europe, going to the finest boarding schools, speaking multiple languages. I was very jealous of her. Sometimes she would "switch" places with me at school, and I would slip into a posh English accent.
Yeah, it's no wonder I became a writer, right?
Anyways, in high school, I had a doppelganger. I didn't create her. Somehow there was this girl who looked so much like me that people mistook her for me.
One day I was on the bus sitting diagonally across from this boy. He was looking out the window and said, "What's Cherie doing in that truck?" Then, he turned and saw me. He blinked and glanced back and forth between the girl in the truck--I couldn't see who he was talking about--and me. "How ... but you were ... how did?" He continued to stutter like that.
Then several months--maybe a year or two--later this girl I knew came up to me. She claimed I changed clothes. Nope, I still had the same thing I had on when I left the house. She insisted she saw me in different clothes. Nothing I said made her believe otherwise.
I've had several more instances where that happened.
The strangest thing is no one ever mistook me for her. I never saw my doppelganger. Did this girl have no friends? Was it me from the future? My long-lost twin? Did I astral project myself without knowing?
To this day, I just don't know.
Have you ever come across your doppelganger? Has someone mistaken you for someone else?