Tuesday, August 31
Let Your Imagination Go!
I've passed this corral near Telluride, Colorado, about a million times. I love it. It's not just the corral itself that I love. It's the history behind it that fires my imagination.
I'm not a historical writer, although I should be because I grew up in a historical mining town, immersed in the stories of the miners and the soiled doves who founded it.
What fires my imagination about this old, falling down corral is the men and women who used it.
We went to my nephew's high school graduation in May, and I was in the passenger seat of the car. When we zoomed by the old site, I let my imagination go, and before you know it, I had a hero, a heroine and a very bad man. And a storyline. All built around a few old poles.
For me, it's that easy. Any little thing can trigger a story.
I have too many in my head to tell. If only I could write faster!
I don't even need a scene like this old corral. Sometimes an entire scene plays through my head, and I'm compelled to write it.
In short, it doesn't take much to start a story for me.
Would an old pole corral trigger a story for any of you? What does?