The truth is, I find inspiration everywhere. Sometimes from a conversation with a friend, something I've overheard, a news article, something I've witnessed... And on facebook, I have a friend who shares all kinds of inspiring photos, pictures that let my imagination soar.
So, I thought I'd share a quick rundown of what inspired some of the stories I've written.
Never Gonna Let You Go - inspired by a story I wrote in my high school Science Fiction English course.
The Zurian Child - inspired by a dream, and my daughter.
The Power of Three - inspired by a conversation with a friend/critique partner.
Crash Landing - inspired by a conversation with my editor who is also a friend.
My other stories were written within certain parameters. ie. For a specific line that had guidelines. Though if you've read from any of those lines, you will know that every author interprets those guidelines differently.
So, tell me, what do you think is inspiring in everyday life?
And I'll leave you with an excerpt from Never Gonna Let You Go:
A rustling in the grass woke Calla. She assumed Melina was still packing the equipment and rolled over smiling. “I needed that more than you can ever imagine.”
She gasped at the snarl she received in response, a very inhuman snarl replaced all feelings of fulfillment with fear. Opening her eyes, she found herself face to face with a large feline-like creature. There was nothing friendly in its green, glowing eyes or the curl of its lips, showing very sharp, yellowed teeth. Its putrid breath wafted across her face.
A growl came from behind her, only this time it was human. “Don’t move.” A man.
She held her breath, fear preventing her from doing anything else. A line of sticky drool splashed onto her cheek.
A shrill cry filled the air. “Calla….”
She missed the rest of the words. The feline-like creature lunged for her. Its claws dug into her bare skin. She writhed under the sharp pain. When its teeth pierced her side, she screamed before succumbing to darkness.
Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.