Like everyone else, I love music. Though we may listen to different songs, the way music resonates with us is probably the same. There’s some songs that pump you up, get you going. Some that tug at your emotions, that you feel deep inside yourself. Some that make you want to dance. OK, that last one is for everyone else. I have yet to hear a song that makes me want to dance.
Then, there are some that inspire you. Over the years, there have been many songs that have inspired me in numerous ways. A lot of my writing has been inspired by music in one way or another. My story Dead Set was named after a Sevendust song. I named another story (that I will probably never finish) after The Offspring song Gone Away. Even my pseudonym is musically inspired. Revis and Edgewater are both bands that I listen to quite often.
I’ve also gotten some story ideas from songs. I started writing a series that was a spinoff of Dead Set called Haunted Angel. I got the idea for it from a line in the Godsmack song Releasing the Demons.
What I’d like to do, if there’s a few of you willing to play along, is maybe do a series of posts based on this premise. Give me a line (or two, or three) from a song, and I’ll try to come up with a story based on it. They probably won’t be very long stories, enough to fit within a few posts anyway, but I will do what I can. Just leave me a comment with your lyrics. Be sure to include the song title and artist, that way I can listen to the song if it’s one I haven’t heard before.
Also, if you’d like me to give you a song lyric back for you to create your own story, let me know. I can think of a few that might make for some interesting fiction.