It seems like lately I’ve been telling random stories on this blog and haven’t really delved into the heart of things. Ya know, this ‘writer’s journey’…
But it occurred to me that some of you may be curious.
I was at a local restaurant when there was a very strange incident. We were sitting down to dinner and something came hurling through the open window. Tyler was whacked square in the back by a full Poland Spring water bottle. He was not hurt in any way. But as soon as it happened, two people in the restaurant took off running after the kids who had thrown it. One of them returned, out of breath, and said he couldn’t catch them. The other guy, the waiter, came back, called the police, and offered Tyler a free glass of wine. The whole thing was utterly ridiculous.
Why am I telling you this story?
This incident led me to my current work in progress. Working title: Here Now. The main character came to me after the incident. And the story has absolutely nothing to do with getting hit by a water bottle in a restaurant. It just alerted me that things can happen in an instant. And they can be over so quickly, it’s like they never happened in the first place. And therein lies a story.
So that’s where I am at.
If you’re working on a creative project, what are you working on? What inspired the idea?
If not, I don’t want you to feel left out. Can you answer me something? If you could only eat one kind of cheese for the rest of your life, what would it be? Sharp white cheddar for me.