So I had a friend in elementary school that's not my friend anymore. When we were friends, we had this silly dream of writing a book together, but it never really happened. I dont even think she remembers and to be honest, I didn't either until I cleaned out my room and saw our...drafts. Although it was written by a couple of eight year olds, the basic idea is pretty good. The thing is, I don't know if it's like, morally right to write using this idea. I dont know if I'm making a big deal about this and overeacting since she doesn't even think about it or about ever continuing it, but I just don't know. I know that even if I do end up writing about it, it probably won't even get that much attention to become a controversial thing but it really just was not my idea. It was more her story plot than mine. And I know I could just ask her, but I haven't talked to her since like the 8th grade so I kinda don't wanna be super awkward and be like "hey, so its been, like, three years, how's life~? Yeah, anyways, remember that one story we were writing when we were like 8? Yeah, could I actually just steal that storyline and write about it now, almost a decade later, and publish it online just because I want to? Thanks." I mean, I could just not write about because it's not like an alien has a ray gun against my back threatening to destroy the earth if I don't write it....but I really wanna write about it. And publish it, because I like the feed back I get and the compliments I get once in awhile really help boost my self-esteem (i know this reasoning is hella selfish). Now that I'm writing this though, I'm probably gonna write it nonetheless but I guess the issue is more on the matter of publishing it. I don't know, it's just getting to me. I just like being really careful with intellectual property because I really want to respect the owners. I even make my own covers for my books despite the my horibble art skills because I want to make sure I'm not accidentally using stolen art. Anyways, I just need some other opinions beside my own because I'm hella bias.