Each day this is part of the walk to the local supermarket for many a shopper. It is the way to school for a large number of local children. I assume in their hurry to get to their destination many of them will simply see an untidy mess of weeds and nettles. I wanted to look beyond that and discover what was going on hidden in and under that mass of the green foliage.
So at least a couple of times a week when I took the dog for a walk I made sure I had my camera with me. Between ball throwing I spent time looking deeper. I soon discovered a hidden world of bugs living out their lives. What follows are just a few of the characters I discovered.
Quite a number of these
Loads of these
A number of these
Just one of these
Lots of these little chaps
And just one or two of these ...
Now you may be wondering what this has to do with writing and books. Well the more time I spent meeting my challenge the more I realised this is how I tend to view the world. I try look beyond the chaos of life and use things that interest me in my writing. I take one idea and let my subconscious bend and shape it to create a story. So if you're stuck for an idea try to look beyond the weeds and the nettles and find the creepy crawlies hidden beneath. Hopefully you'll discover something you can use as inspiration for your next piece of writing.
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