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.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Brit a Day [#216]

I'm so excited about this week's theme, but I need an extra day to get my s__ together: I'll do a double post tomorrow.

Today, I've been running [see above] all over LA county, doing my dear non-driving daughter's bidding. Actually, in many ways, today was a dream come true, as I am the girl who as a child had a map of Southern California on her bedroom wall [in North Carolina] and wore the type off the spine of Volume 'L' of the encyclopedia memorizing facts from the entry "Los Angeles." I put a lot of that knowledge to use this afternoon. I've seen Pasadena, San Marino, Alhambra, Norwalk, La Mirada, Whittier, and Buena Park, all within the space of 2 hours.

But I digress--here's the absolute cap of my day--if someone had told me a year ago that I would utter the following sentence, I would have had that person locked up: "I drove three hours round trip to Whittier to adopt a pet rat."

Yes, that's Henry Ian Cusick running through the jungle in today's pic, but you knew that already.

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