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February 5 question - Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?
The awesome co-hosts for the The awesome co-hosts for the February 5 posting of the IWSG are Lee Lowery, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Jennifer Hawes, Cathrina Constantine, and Tyrean Martinson!
This picture, which I think I saw on Elephant Child's blog, inspired a story called THE TRAIN TO SOMEWHERE, and yes, I did finish it! It is currently resting and awaiting revisions.
In other news I'm happy to say that I'm doing better in the reading department. I've finished four whole books since January 1st!
The First Salute by Barbara Tuchman
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martin
The Ten Thousand Doors to January by Alix E. Harrow
and City of Bones by Martha Wells
I LOVED A Memory Called Empire.
I almost loved (but liked a lot!) The Ten Thousand Doors to January.
I enjoyed City of Bones.
And I learned a lot from reading The First Salute.*
I'm currently reading The Water Dancer and Artificial Condition, watching The Americans and Watchmen, and playing 7 Days to Die with my brother.
Now, tell me, have you ever been inspired by a photo or painting in some way?
* This book was about the Revolutionary War and boy, we Americans were so lucky because, really, the Brits should've been able to defeat us. But luck and British complacency along with some help from the Dutch and then the French finally came together, resulting in a win for George and his rag tag army.