Where does inspiration for the work you write come from?
When you see a smile on a child or on a kite do you craft a poem with butterflies and streamers as your subject matter?
There are probably those sorrowful/ tender moments that could be inspired by a broken winged bird. What words flow from your pen in a tear?
Did you have a day where someone left the cake out in the rain and the London Broil on the grill has bird droppings? What fire burns deep in the ink well then?
What about a reflection of beauty that can’t be contained? What glories are painted with each word of your sunset?
Words are like dubloons. Each piece leads the way to more. Scatter the words and the reader goes on an excursion for meaning and at the end may have found buried treasure.
This week I have two pieces of short fiction/ prose out in the blogsphere. One piece that is being written as a serial (for Baker’s Dozen) is quite intriguing. So far there has been a cryptic message on a computer, two IT buildings have blown up, tanks are marching down the main road, two survivors are hiding out in a parking garage with no answers and no where to hide, an NSA agent just turned up out of the blue, and I just introduced a history to a pendant around one of the men’s necks…
I am still grappling with writing dark poetry/prose; this week’s dark poem may reflect the day that I wrote the piece.
In my prose “Beast Below”, which can be found at Pen of the Damned,
I was inspired by a rainy day rumbling of our German Shepard who was bored of being indoors.
It sounded like Savannah was pulling the walls down below me. We often call her “beast” because she is so strong ( she still is a rambunctious puppy.)
The floorboards began to push up from under me, my dear family upstairs began to whimper in despair and then the voice… A deep guttural question emerged from the lips of the beast. A cold, callous fiery eyed beast sat beside me. A deal with the beast was struck. In the end there were no winners…
Ahhh Inspiration where do you emerge from, where do you run???
Would love to know where your inspiration hangs out and how you get it to come out to play?