The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Brit a Day [#211]

In a film for British television, Daniel Radcliffe portrayed Jack Kipling, Rudyard Kipling's son who, with the elder Kipling's influence, joined up to fight in WWI at the young age of 17. "My Boy Jack" tells the story of how Kipling's pride turned to grief--his son Jack did not return from the war alive.

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