I've gotten hit by the inspiration hammer in the past 24 hours. Twice! It's sort of uncool because I need to finish other projects first *rolls eyes* but...oh well
I like to keep abreast of things that are happening in the world and I came across THIS really neat article in Der Spiegel.
First of all, the picture got me. SO COOL. Honestly, its a bit like the Den where the fox clan lives in the story I'm working on, only without all the wetland trees. Then, as I began reading the article my story sensor went off. I mean it really is a story waiting to happen! Imagine a land where you have the marsh people and the desert people possibly involved in some sort of war, or are ancient enemies and there is a constant tension back and forth across the border. Their cultures are so remarkably different that, say, someone one person from one culture is introduced into the other---as perhaps a slave or something. Maybe the marsh people have some bad blood (in truth, many believe the Marsh Arabs are actually of Summarian descent...how cool). Talk about a killer setting.
The other source of inspiration came from HERE.
I can just imagine doing a story about a little girl living in such a big mansion house, and meeting another little girl in her garden--perhaps a fairy or a girl from another time or place. Or having a story where you have a character living alone in a house like that and whatever he/she is doing is having some sort of effect on characters in another part of the story. Awesome!
Did anything inspire you today?