What inspires you?

Recently, a game was being passed around on FB regarding age, favourite song, etc… I didn’t participate but read others’ replies with great enjoyment. One of my friends said her favourite song is Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls. It’s also one of my favourite songs.

Thinking of that song reminded me of how, while on a road trip late one night with some friends, the song came on the radio. I was looking out of the window at the moon, lost in dreams, my husband’s (then still a boyfriend) head in my lap as he dozed, and the lyrics resonated with me. Listen to the song carefully you’ll see what I mean. As I listened to the words I pictured a scene where a man would be laying, injured in the car, his girlfriend tending to him while someone else sped away from whatever had happened. Why was he injured, what had happened? And then the lyrics hit me. Why would he not want the world to see him? Why wouldn’t they understand? And so was born War, my male protagonist in my current MS.

Random things, sounds, scents, etc.. can set my imagination off and bring me inspiration.

What about you, what inspires you?

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