Today I finished my first piece of fiction in many, many years. I gave it to my husband to proofread. A nerve wracking experience.
Initially, I was going to write a historical fiction story. I quickly discovered it is impossible for me to write historical fiction without doing a ton of research. That rather nullified a short story.
Not knowing what to do, I picked up “1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More” by Bryan Cohen. Of all things, “Pretend you’re a leaf….” caught me. What the heck?
Hence, the “Leaf Chronicles” was born. Now I’ve written a middle-grade short story. Completely unexpected.
Moral of the story: Let go and run with your inspiration, even if it takes you to foreign and scary places.