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Friday, March 09, 2007

Weekend Story Starter--Brainstorm!

I gather random snippets of information nearly obsessively (you know, on the backs of envelopes, etc.), knowing I'll surely use them in my writing...Someday. Yeah, right!

So I thought I'd share a few here occasionally as "Weekend Story Starters." Try taking the information and brainstorming a story from it over the weekend. If you like the fact or wind up using it somewhere, just let me know so I can smile at the thought of somehow helping someone. I could even link to you :-)

So, here we go...

Soldier of Love...

Did you know that many Russian newlyweds get married and then go (almost immediately) to deliver flowers to the grave of the Unknown Soldier at Alexander Garden in Moscow?

Here's where I might take this thought--

My Brainstorm--Er--Drizzle:
I might play with the "death do us part" vows,
the concept that marriage too easily dissolves into war,
that when we're in love we feel immortal and invincible, like--
how did the Unknown Soldier feel just before the end--
Might he have been remembering a lover's kiss, a "dear John letter"--
What emotion may have caused him to lose focus, becoming his "fatal mistake?"

How might you turn that little fact into something useful?
~Saoirse

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