Inspiration can strike anytime, anywhere. It can be overhearing something in a cafe, a well written paragraph in a novel or a line from a poem. For me, I’m often struck by ideas when listening to music.
This month all my writing prompts are about begging, stealing or borrowing from great artists. And today, I’d like to introduce something a little different with a challenge to be inspired by this favourite of mine, Sunshine On My Shoulder by John Denver.
What does this song inspire you to create? Is it a poem, a story, a memory? Why not leave your inspiration in the comments below. You could even use it as a starting point for a complete piece of flash fiction, a poem, or a short story for this year’s Hysteria Writing Competition.
And here’s my effort .. please be kind 🙂
Mum and I would sit in the car windows wound down to enjoy the breeze off the marshes at Parkgate. Ice cream in hand there would be silence while we savoured the flavours we had chosen. Every so often a wader would fly up out of the sedges, startled by something before settling back to grubbing around for food. It was peaceful; no need for words or conversation, just the gentle joy of being with someone who loved you no matter what. And the sun always shone brighter when she was there.