Story Ideas

When I was younger, I used to think that I had a finite number of stories I would be able to tell in my life.  As if there was a limit on novel ideas or inspirations for short stories that my brain would allow itself to spit out.  The reason for this was I could go weeks or months without a single idea spark.  You know, that moment where the muse hits you and you say “Hey I could expand on that” or “What if this had happened instead?”  They were few and far between for me.

Over the past few years, I have come to realize that these sparks have always been there and I just wasn’t looking hard enough to find them.  They hide in strange and simple places.  You have to realize that even something like a remembered childhood experience or a unique fortune cookie can open new worlds.

What are some sparks you have had?  What kind of gateways have they opened?

Till next time,

DC

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