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Writing Ideas

I’m guessing every writer has notes and scribbles all over the place. One of my grand plans is to create a writing space that will include a spot for me to keep all of those ideas that come and go. Why? Because of things like this. I have a number of open documents on Word on my laptop. They stay there for weeks, maybe even months. But definitely long enough for me to apparently completely forget what the hell the thing is.

I just finished something. Yes, I actually finished something. I even submitted it to a place. For that thing … to get published. It’s a short piece, a bit experimental. We’ll see what happens.

Once I sent the piece off, I started looking at the open documents to find the next thing I wanted to work on. I know what I was looking for — The Jump, to get moving on Chapter Five. But, first, I wanted to see what the unnamed documents were.

This is what was contained in the first one. I have no idea what it comes from, what it relates to, what created the compilation of these words in a document.

I suppose I should have realized something was wrong when I started to see the light in my dreams.



Whispering, madman, attempted, boxes, ourselves


The first keeper of Boston Light was George Worthylake, who drowned, along with his wife and daughter, when returning to the island in 1718.

The second line is clearly a set of words I got from somewhere as a writing prompt to include in a story.

The third line is apparently a reference to the first lighthouse keeper in the United States.

Ben Frankling apparently wrote a song about Mr. Worthylake.

But beyond those things, I have absolutely no idea where this came from. Maybe I should write a story.

3 responses to “Writing Ideas

  1. Carrie Rubin January 7, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    I have several ideas I’ve jotted down here or there and then I never seem to get to them. New ones come along, and I can’t write fast enough to turn them all into novels, so they languish. I’m not much of a short story writer.

    Good luck with the article you submitted.

    • kingmidget January 7, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      My ideas for short stories have dried up and when I come up with a new idea that I think might be a good short story, it typically ends up growing. I had an idea a few years ago that I recently went back to. It’s now up to 5,000 words and I’m not sure when it will end. I’m not sure if that’s a 😦 or a 🙂

  2. S.K. Nicholls January 8, 2018 at 6:15 am

    I have reams of story “idea”, but most never pan out. Trying to keep this series a series is the hardest thing to do.

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