More from the “No” File

12 Oct

Sometimes I get a story idea that I really like but I can’t produce a single decent sentence to get me going, so I type the idea into a running Idea File and move on. The idea that inspired this story occurred to me a couple of months ago, then went to the Idea File after I gave it a good try and failed to produce anything. I didn’t have to find it in the file, though, because it’s been sitting in the back of my mind, waiting for me to luck into that decent sentence. Today: Score!


Working Title: Foot # 965
1st Sentence: “If you don’t agree to destroy it immediately, I’m hanging up to call my lawyer.”
Favorite Sentence: In fact I considered Foot #965 a breakthrough foot.
Word Length: 989


Photo of sculpture “foot of Constantine I” by unknown sculptor in Mainz/Germany, by Flickr user Metro Centric, 1/2010.

3 Responses to “More from the “No” File”

  1. cynthia October 14, 2012 at 6:01 PM #

    I like the new header photo too-wish the leaves would start changing here…

    • Claire Guyton October 16, 2012 at 8:36 PM #

      A photographer friend gave me a pic to chop for the header after she saw what I had up. I love it. So the leaves in Georgia start turning, what, in December?!

  2. Pat October 16, 2012 at 8:52 AM #

    Given the story title, that’s a great first sentence.

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