Kelly Said and I are swapping blogs today as part of the Make Believe blog tour. She had the greatest idea for my post!!!! She wanted to know what my desk looked like.
So…. out comes the camera, and **CLICK** there it is in all its disastrous glory! Click on over to Kelly Said’s website for a gander into the insanity of my writing life.
Now, for Kellie’s post here… I asked her what she thought when she saw the picture prompt for Make Believe. Honestly, I was surprised.
Take it away, Kelly!
When I first saw the picture prompt for J.Taylor Publishing’s call for submissions for their MAKE BELIEVE anthology, I was curious why that girl was standing in the middle of a snowy field. See, when I looked closer, I noticed there were no snowflakes clinging to her red hooded cape. Her arms were bare, like, she wasn’t expecting the abrupt weather change, and she was carrying a basket – what’s in it? There were no footprints in the snow, so how did she get there? She seemed in tune with nature somehow by the way she was moving through the field, like, maybe there was something magical or mythical about her.
I started thinking about the reasons why she traveled, alone, towards what I imagined was a castle in the background surrounded by spindly, dead-looking trees. I concluded that someone in that castle on high needed help and had the ability to send a summons to call her forth. So how did he do that, call to someone who had no telephone or physical address? And what did he need help for?
When I finished studying the cover for MAKE BELIEVE, so many questions popped up, and the more of them I answered, the more the story began to unfold, until I found a King in distress, a healer with a broken heart, a Prince uncovering a mystery and a girl searching for her place in the world. I had a lot of fun writing this short story, I hope readers enjoy it. 🙂
Thanks so much, Kelly Said!
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Oh, I almost forgot… A few random commentors along the tour path will win their choice of anthologies, too. So be sure to hop on over and say “Hi”
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- Muse-Sings December 2012 Special Feature & Giveaway (juliecatherinevigna.wordpress.com)
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