Because everyone's doing it
, and I'm a shameless imitator, and also because I'm sick and tired of thinking about exciting topics such as whether it's better to use drop caps or small caps to introduce a passage . . .
I'm asking for prompts for stories in any of my series. As M. Chandler nicely summarized it: "Leave a comment on this entry with a prompt for a . . . short story that you'd like to see: a character or two, or maybe a basic situation, or an event from one of the books that I glossed over, whatever floats your boat. Please don't be too
specific--I need room to thrash!"
I echo her last sentence: The more general the prompt, the more likely it is that my fickle Muse will take to it. "Show us the scene where Character X revealed his secret to Character Y" is likely to get my Muse's attention. He likes writing missing scenes. However, "Show Character Z in a porcelein bathtub, watching 'Gilmore Girls' while drinking Bacardi" will force him to point out that the author hasn't watched TV since 2001 and hasn't drunk alcohol since the 1990s, so that particular scene would take a little too much research.
Also, my Muse reserves the right to like a story idea so much that he wants to spend a lot of time on it, in which case it won't get posted for months.
Since I have three versions of this blog, I'll post my responses in a separate post, so that everyone can see them.