stories, some that are still being formed, some that went over the transom in the last century
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.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
A Brit a Day [#676]
I got into watching a couple of episodes of 'Murder She Wrote' while folding laundry the other day, and as with any gateway drug, it was only a short downward slide into streaming episodes of the BBC's 'Midsomer Murders', a cheeky crime drama that takes place in Midsomer County, a fictional and picturesque location in the English countryside where at least 2 murders per episode have taken place since 1997. Our own HIC participated in the mayhem back in 2004 as the uncouth character Gareth Heldman. I won't provide any spoilers by saying on which side of the crime wave Gareth fell [ahem], but I can suggest that the bulk of Ian's performance is in the first 15 minutes of the episode 'The Fisher King.'