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Jul 7, 2019 23:20 story
In Wei Jin Southern and Northern dynasties, there was a talented young boy called "Jiang Yan".

Jiang Yan was a literary prodigy and wrote many excellent articles.

When Jiang Yan was in old age, one day, he had a dream, where a legendary literary master said "You have owned my pen for a long time. It's time to give it back to me"

Jiang Yan reached out his pocket and found a colorful pen so he returned this pen to this master.

Since then, Jiang Yan was unable to write amazing articles.

So people then called him "Jiang without inspiration".

In Chinese-speaking countries, we often use this phrase to describe a creator who has long run out of the inspiration.
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