I was scrolling through my reader page and I saw how people were talking about how different things inspire you to create ideas and short stories of your own. Here are some of the things that may inspire you:
- Dreams-Dreams are one of those odd things that show up every once in a while. I remember I had a dream about a girl with a terminal illness but it wasn’t cancer or any other real illness’, it was something different. I took this dream and, because I remembered it so vividly, I wrote a little story about it called, Grey Life. Here is the intro to it:
We were in a field and the sun was shining when……
“Dani, come here and blow out your candles.” Maria calls. I wake up back in the field with my birthday stuff out.
“Coming. Just let me get the bulb.” I reply. I grab the bulb and go back to Maria.
“Dani, You do know what that bulb is for. Once you get home put it onto the tree in the garden and it should fill with liquid. That liquid is your blood, or well a visual image of your blood. It will also fill up this necklace here.” Maria tells me.
“Happy seventh birthday Dani.” A boy with light brown hair and chocolate-brown eyes comes up to me.
“Hi Shay, Thanks so much.” I say.
Once I blew out my candles, I lead everybody home. At home I could smell Grandma cooking and the fire burning as always. I lift up the bulb up as we enter the garden.
“Now Dani, When the bulb touches the branch you will feel a vibration through your hand. Do not remove your hand. OK.” Maria tells me. I could tell she was serious.
“Okay.” I reply. I just couldn’t wait. I walk up to the tree and a small branch unravels and I put my hand up. I hold my breath. Once the bulb and tree make contact, my hand shivers and I see a silver liquid pouring into the bulb. My necklace fills up with the same liquid and a loud cheer comes from behind me.
“Well Done Dani. You handled that really well” Shay came up behind me.
“Thanks.” I reply.That was my seventh birthday and no one has told me what the silver means. Not yet anyway……
This little story came from a single dream I had about four or five years ago. After I have finished the Sparkle series, I will complete this story.
- Location, Location and location- This is another way you can be inspired. I love sitting on the beach or by the pool reading until the sun goes down. I love looking at the crystal clear waters or the shimmering fish swimming in the ocean. The location of different stories is very important as it sets the scene. It tells the reader where the characters are and it makes them feel part of the story as if they were actually there with the characters, living what you are telling them.
- Family Events-Say you had a massive thirteenth birthday or you got a new baby brother or sister, these events can inspire different things to happen in the story you are writing. The events in your story come to life with experience. Say you got really home sick on a school trip somewhere, it would become more lifelike and real with that experience than if you were doing it by what you thought it would feel like.
This is what I have previously been inspired by but go ahead. Comment down bellow and let me know what has inspired you.
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