My featured short story is called Passing Time and was written especially for the FFF event and I'd like to share with you what inspired the supernatural tale. Whilst this may sound morbid to some I've always been fascinated by death and the statement, 'the only two certainties in life are death and taxes.' Is death a certainty? Do some of us become trapped between life and death? And what if before we die we have another stage of life to live through?
Though I have not talked about this on my blog before, another important source of inspiration for me has been David Bowie. Unlike my peers, I was not swooning over Duran Duran or Limahl in the 1980s; I was obsessed with anything Bowie, and the earlier the material the better. Ziggy Stardust. The Thin White Duke. I loved them all. There is one song in particular, which ironically he did not write, that captivated me upon first hearing his cover version - My Death by Jacques Brel. It is this song that gave me the idea for Passing Time and I thought I'd share it with you. I don't think Passing Time comes anywhere near doing justice to this song and Bowie's performance of it, but I like to think I tried.
Has an artist or song inspired any of your stories?