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What is the most unlikely or surprising source you found that inspired your writing?


Recently, I visited Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, and was fascinated by the older Victorian-style cottages facing the ocean. Time and circumstances have been kinder to some than others. I wondered about the secrets that linger behind and between the walls, and the countless stories they've witnessed over the years. This inspired me to begin writing a short story fiction series.

 

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    Genna East 21 months ago

    Hi John. These were smaller cottages built quite close to each other. Porches were immaculately swept, with rocking chairs and other seating, but not a soul was to be seen anywhere. Thanks for commenting. The death inspiration surprises me too.

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    Genna East 21 months ago

    I loved your story about the Woodpecker...inspirations come from surprising places. Thanks for that fascinating answer. :-)

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    Genna East 21 months ago

    Hello, dear Faith...

    I just loved your answer and can relate to your fascination with the Victorian images and lifestyle lived by our grandparents. I hope that the health issues you mentioned are not serous. Sending loving, healing hugs your way.


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    Genna East 21 months ago

    Thank you for your answer. i agree. We can't write unless we read. :-)