Song lyrics can be an incredible source of inspiration. Because they’re so compressed, and (the good ones, at least) designed to create or accompany intense emotion, they often hint at much greater things. A single phrase from a song can spark an entire story or world. Today, use the following as a story starter:
“In the garden I committed no crime.”
This particular line is from Tori Amos’ song “Raspberry Swirl,” from her album “from the choirgirl hotel”. As soon as I heard/read it, it made me shiver with the possibilities inherent in those seven words.