Saturday, August 18, 2012

Graveyard - BlogFlash 2012

YESSSSSSS. I've been waiting for this prompt from BlogFlash. Because the books and the furry pets and the creativity are lovely and all, but I'm all about graveyards.

Why? I'm a writer, that's why. Strolling around an old graveyard is like taking a trip through inspiration land. Not only is each headstone a possible story, but the cemeteries themselves are silent, enclosed places. Anything could happen there.

I've always found graveyards to be really peaceful places. There are usually trees and ivy, and you can sit and dream of frightening or wonderful things that happen there.

Obviously, this does not happen in the modern above ground mausoleums. Even the name is awful to me - MAUSOLEUM. They're fine for burial purposes, of course, but for a writer looking for imagination and skeletal hands reaching up out of the earth - not so much.

No, give me the old, crumbling graveyard with cobwebs and dreams. I'll grab my book and sit there instead.

5 comments:

Angela Donner said...

Writers really do find stories in all places, don't they? It seems lots of them are drawn to graveyards for just the possibilities that you've mentioned.

Lillie McFerrin said...

I completely agree!! Finding a new graveyard to walk around and dream up possibilities is one of my favorite things. The older the better.

Alison DeLuca said...

The older the better - absolutely!

That old lady with too many cats. . . said...

Graveyards are inspirational, even if it's just for character names.

Alison DeLuca said...

Character names! Yes, of course! I challenge you all to find some great names from headstones.

PS - Is there really any such thing as "too many cats?"