One of the advantages of being so involved with The Artists Challenge, is the inspiration that is so plentiful. Just about all of my faithful readers know I can be spurred into fictional creativity by art work. That’s how Fridays Fantasy came about. It’s no surprise then, when I stroll through the galleries, a torrent of ideas and story lines flow freely through my imagination.
The above piece, titled “Whitney” was created by artists Dana Aldis . She submitted it for the No Theme –Theme at The Artists Challenge. When I first viewed it, I was smitten by the intensity of her eyes. There was a story there, simply begging to be told. So with Dana’s permission, I started writing. The following is an excerpt of the story I did for The Inferno.
Chase could tell she was not looking at anything in the mirror. It seemed as though she was looking through it, watching a scene unfold, visible only to her. A soft flicker of light glinted off her luxurious iris. The drama being played out for her, and her alone, visibly affecting the spirit within her eyes. Chase felt as though he could read her emotions, simply by viewing the subtle changes in her eyes. Dramatic and entrancing, he found himself staring at her reflection in the bar mirror.
As her personal cinema played out, and came to it’s finale. A light tear formed in the corner of her eye. Never quite breaking free to roll down her cheek. The intensity of her emotions, clearly visible in those sorrowful dark eyes. Whitney placed a five on the bar, stood up, and walked toward the door. Leaving Chase wondering, Who is she, this Whitney? What pain is it she feels so intensely, what loss is it that moves her, what is she looking for?
To read the full story, Please visit The Inferno; Whitney – Art Inspired Fiction. It’s the start of a series I’ll be doing over there, and I think will be a lot of fun for everyone.
I’ve already been asked if I’ll continue the story. My imagination has taken hold of this idea, and started to format the structure, and parse lines. I think that I’m not going to be able to help myself, the only question will be where! This may just what I need for the new site I’m working on. I’m still not going to let anyone know what it is, and where to find it yet. I know, I’m cruel that way. All I’m going to tell you, is that it will be completely dedicated to Fiction.