A Story Seed
A story seed,
contains everything needed,
to reach like a mighty redwood,
for the sun.
With space to breathe,
on the fertile soil of the page,
flowing like a mountain stream from the pen,
in the sunshine of the imagination,
a story comes to life.
Where do you get such story seeds? Certainly not at the local nursery. And, despite what people might have heard, a story seed is not merely an idea.
One great place to discover a story seed is in your memory
A story seed can be yielded from the fruits of rich experience. They can arise through potent memories. They might not be imbued with vivid detail, but they are underlain with strong feeling. Out of curiosity, a strong desire to understand this feeling, the writer sets their pen to the page. And so the story begins.