I’m away from home at the moment. I’ve been on an 850km road trip. Driving that distance – or rather, being a passenger – gives you a lot of idle time and I’d been looking forward to catching up on my reading.
The last thing I expected was to be presented with an idea for another book. But when a writer is forced to sit behind a van such as this –
for 10 minutes at roadworks, well, what’s a girl to do?
So I came up with the first lines of a new romance with a veterinarian hero.
“Dr Caine Williams knew people were fascinated by his job as the head honcho of the zoo’s black rhino reproductive programme. He just didn’t think his mothers great aunt really wanted to know the answer to how they extracted semen from a two tonne male. It was slightly unsavoury conversation to be having over fine bone china and cucumber sandwiches.”
So….that’s my opener. But I’m aware that any given person (you don’t have to be a writer) would come up with a different story idea had they been sitting behind that van. So I’d like to know yours. What kind of story idea does this trigger for you? What kind of story would you like to see come out of this photographic stimulus? Would you like to have a go at writing your own opening line/para? Please do – I’d love to read them!