Springing for an Idea

There are so many tasty tit-bits of information out there. They spin the mind in a whirl of curiosity. Some of them send a story idea into the forefront of the mind.

Some of my stories come from these moments, some of them come when I’m researching a story that’s already underway. Looking for a bit of meat for the underlying issues?

How about this: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/radio-wave-bubbles-milky-way-black-hole

Okay, I’m not looking for black hole stuff at the moment, but so much fun to play with.

How about if you want to consider a new place to find a home: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-28/new-model-suggests-hundreds-of-alien-water-worlds-exist/10167792

Or you want to know who really rules the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgbqXsA62Qs

And this one was so much fun: https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/09/2359220/nitrogen-is-in-liquid-metal-form-inside-earths-core

Yes, I’m a bit restless, and not looking for ideas. This might even be called procrastination while editing. It happens. New ideas want whisper sweet nothings in my ear. And I want to listen. First, though, the current project.

This one will be a sub to a publication. A shorter than usual for me, but not a short-short. Short is so hard. Soon, it will be done, and the siren song of the new ideas will blast their way into my sleep, into my waking moments, into every breath.

How do you find ideas? Or do you find it more fun to hunt them up?

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