Unexpected Ideas at Unexpected Times

Ideas can come from the most unexpected places at the most unexpected times. One should keep one’s self ready to capture those ideas. I saw a headline that read, “‘Moss Man’ fails to show up for trial.” That is a good first line that prompted me to read further.

Authorities dubbed the burglary suspect Moss Man because, when caught at the crime scene, he was wearing a ghillie suit. In a brilliant flash of modest genius, a new chunk of story came to mind for my current project. Lucky me, I am almost to the point in the story where I will do a second draft of the first scene where the idea applies.

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