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.

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Brit a Day [#406]

I've had this picture of Christian Bale in my file for a long time and have never known what to say about it. Here, he certainly seems to be a 19th-century sort of young gentleman, perhaps Irish, definitely innocent enough be mislead about the restorative powers of Guinness. He reminds me of the caricatures and old photographs of bar patrons in the opening credits of "Cheers."

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