You never know what it is that strikes inspiration into the heart of the muse. We have an intersection near our home that is dangerous. Hills that make it hard to see, narrow roads, only a two way stop. Driving through that intersection has planted the seed for a story, but my story involves time travel. The ways of the muse are marvelously creative.
Pumping Your Muse Prompt:
Today we'll expose our muse to the news. Take a look at the following headlines and see which one tickles your muse. Write down ideas as they come to you and write an opening paragraph to capture the idea generated by the news story.
- Mysterious, Glowing Clouds Appear Across America’s Night Skies
- Solar Eclipse Pits Superstition Against Science
- 3 Men Injured by Falling Tree During Sonoma County Triathlon
- San Diego Judge Orders Seals Out of Artificial Cove
There are a variety of choices here. I'd love to hear where your muse takes you on this one!
Author of Pumping Your Muse
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