What Inspired My Short Stories (Part Two)

Hey Writer Bees!

So, this week, I tested positive for Covid. I’ve had a bad fever and chills and non-stop coughing. Not a fun time, I assure you. This is my first go-around testing positive with Covid. Don’t worry, I’ve been resting and working from home the past few days. And I’m looking forward to a three-day weekend staycation.

You guys loved my last story inspiration post, I decided to do a part two while I’m quarantining. Enjoy!

Remember The Crazy Times of 2020?

How fitting is it that I start off with this story, huh? While surrounded by blankets and used tissues? Right at the start of 2021, I wrote this 100-word story. We were all in the middle of the pandemic. I wanted to remember this crazy time and captured that in a short story. Because really, years from now, how will quarantine and covid be remembered? How will we talk about this moment in time? That idea inspired this piece. Also, it was an effort to spread some hope through humor. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, there will be light at the end of the tunnel.

Sunny Day Towing Company

Let’s keep the positivity train rolling, shall we? Frankly, this short was inspired by a bad day. I had a stressful and overwhelming couple of days, was in a bad headspace. My mental health was struggling. But the magical thing about creativity is that it can be used as an outlet. Using this blog as a safe space, I channeled all my sadness into writing a short story. I imagined my worries being towed away. And honestly, my heart felt a little lighter after writing this story. Lesson learned, sometimes, you have to write with heart and write what you are feeling. No shame in that game.

A Victim at Midnight

Before I wrote this story, I wrote 5 Subgenres of Horror Fiction Explained. One of the subgenres I talked about was psychological horror. While horror isn’t my favorite, I do enjoy a good ghost story. Taking inspiration from the psychological horror subgenre and my love of all things haunted and mystery, I wrote this story. Plus, I was able to mix in detective fiction elements too. Super happy with how this piece turned out. To challenge myself, I try writing in genres I don’t usually write in. It’s a great writing exercise, I highly recommend exploring other genres.


Is there a story behind your stories? What has inspired your creative endeavors? Talk to me in the comments.

Write with heart.

Love,

Lady Jabberwocky

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6 thoughts on “What Inspired My Short Stories (Part Two)

  1. My go-to happy spot is poetry, but just recently I have tried to experiment with genres/styles I am unfamiliar with such as short stories including fantasy. I am now even trying to write a short play to see how that feels. So I agree it is good to step out of your comfort zone from time to time 🙂
    Hope you’ll soon be fighting fit!

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  2. First of all, I am So Sorry you’re dealing with Covid personally–bummer! But you’re doing the right thing by resting, and finding creative ways to get through it. Also, I wanted to thank you for affirming what many of us bloggers are doing: writing about our pain/traumas, to get it all out in pursuit of healing! In blogging we make a “safe place” for ourselves–and often find those who are also writing the hard stuff out. I used to think I had to write only positive, “pretty” poetry–if I wanted any readers at all (I started blogging in 2011). But I’ll be 70 in in another month–and I don’t care about stats anymore; I’m sharing as “therapy” for me. Thanks for a great post, great blog!

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