I’ve started a new writing exercise of which the first installment has now been posted. I was inspired by Mur Lafferty’s “Fingertips” series. She takes the titles from a series of songs on a They Might Be Giants album and writes “flash fiction”, quick little stories based on those titles. I thought it was a brilliant idea, and like any good librarian, aggressively borrowed it.
I’m taking the titles from one of my favorite albums, Queen’s “A Night at the Opera” and seeing what I can do with it.
The first attempt is posted on the “Stories” page under “A Night at the Opera” and is entitled “Death on Two Legs”. It is a dark little story, but at least has the benefit of being short.
After posting this story, I realized that the only other story posted on that page is also inspired by a Queen song. I wonder what that says about me…and do I want to know?