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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A book, movie, drama, etc. set in a time preceding that of an existing work.
[From Latin pre- (before) + sequel, from Latin sequi (to follow).]
There are other variants: midquel, sidequel, threequel, ad nauseam.
"Author Budge Wilson admits writing Before Green Gables -- a prequel to
Anne of Green Gables -- was a daunting task."
To hurry pain is to leave a classroom still in session. To prolong pain is to remain seated in a vacated classroom and miss the next lesson. -Yahia Lababidi, writer (b. 1973)