Thursday, February 14, 2013

Inspiration from Mysterious places. 

First, I want to thank Rhiann Wynn-Nolet for organizing this weekly--yes, weekly blog hop. If you'd like to join us, head over to Nest Of Words for linky and information.

Two weeks ago, when I decided to hitch a ride and wrote my first blog hop post about where/how I find inspiration, I thought, inspiration can come from so many, many things, ideas, smells, emotions, and just anything that moves you or moves passed you.

So after posting about my first inspiration, which was characters, other ideas floated to the surface, I could see why Thursday's Children needed a weekly blog about inspiration.

We all know, the "flow" is unleashed in a myriad of ways. Here's my #2, although I don't think my inspiration is in any type of order. Muses live in another dimension after all.

I LOVE speculative fiction, especially when it crosses over into "news". Maybe some would call this conspiracy theory. So what.
I'm writing fiction.

Give me flying Blue Beam projects or lights caught in outer space via NASA, or something like this: Mysterious Purple Spheres Found in Desert.

It almost doesn't matter what these "really" are. I can conjecture them into my pages and take flight. I can make them anything my imagination might design.

Or try this one: Klerksdorp spheres  "Roelf Marx, curator of the museum of Klerksdorp, South Africa, where some of the spheres are housed, said: 'The spheres are a complete mystery. They look man-made, yet at the time in Earth's history when they came to rest in this rock no intelligent life existed."   

 Yeah, this is the stuff I drool over.  If you'd like to read more here's a link to get you started  

There's even a Wiki link     
Come on. If Wikipedia lists it, it must be true. Right? Again, for my purposes, it's not necessary. I'll move the story into fiction and make sure my characters are real.

Klerksdorp Spheres

Maybe we could try a little writing prompt with one of these mysteries. I will. 

I keep an "X-file" for all of my speculations. When I need a CR-A-ZZzY idea, that's where you'll find me. 
Until the next Thursday's Children Hop.... 
Make sure to visit my writing buddies in the hop. They're pretty inspiring, too. 



Kate Michael said...

This is fantastic! I love all the weird, unexplained things in our world that we can add to our stories. Thanks for sharing!

RW said...

Truth sure is stranger than fiction sometimes! Those things in your post are cool. I don't write sci-fi, but if I did, that would be the kind of thing that would inspire me, for sure.

Mia Celeste said...

Yep, the world is a strange, strange place. What fun.

K. L. Hallam said...

Love our freaky world. Yes, truth IS stranger than fiction, very often.

Chris Allen-Riley said...

I love the unexplained and the tangents they lead to! What a great post! :)

Unknown said...

Wow that field of purple blossoms is amazing. And my fave color. Thanks for joining!

jessika fleck said...

okay, those little purple guys are crazy cool! Great post!

John Krissilas said...

Hehe. I used to keep my own X-Files too... mostly newspaper clippings of Big Foot sightings and UFOs. Always a good reminder that there's still magic left in this world, if we'd only take the time to look...

But spheres? That's new to me! LOL.

Thanks for sharing.

K. L. Hallam said...

Heehee. fun stuff. Thanks for having me along on the blog hop. :D