Late November and early December, I wrote some crucial scenes, yet to be published, for my current work-in-progress.
To my surprise, this month I read a scene in another author's ongoing story that was very similar to one of mine.
Reader e-mails say there's rarely anything original in SOL stories, so such a coincidence was probably bound to happen sooner or later. My inclination is to leave my scene as is. I have no doubt the other author wrote their scene first but there was no plagiarism involved on my part, neither accidental nor deliberate.
Have any other authors had this happen to them? What did you do about it?