To the writers reading this, have you ever forgotten a story you've written? Though really it's applicable to anyone, just replace story with chocolate bar, sex toy or shirt.
I ask this because I've done it a few times over now. I stumbled across one recently. Actually, I found mention of it in an old email thread to an author friend. When asked what I was working on I'd responded a little about a story, which in reading the email, I had no recollection of. Which was weird because I'd been pretty excited about it in the email.
So down into dark crypts of the cemetery that contains my work I plunged, shovel in hand ready to unearth some rotting chapter I'd abandoned during a midnight jaunt. Instead when I found the grave marker for this piece it all came flooding back, hanging corpses and all.
I enjoy rediscovering some of my work all over again. Sure, often I want to smack myself upside the head with the keyboard for the terrible story execution but just as frequently I find a little gem that gets me excited about the manuscript all over again. (or maybe it was finding those sex toys again?)
What have you unearthed that's got you excited?