Video I Love: Thirteen or so Minutes

Such a touching, authentic short film. (Audio at the beginning is NSFW, so you might want to put on headphones.)

If you can’t see the embedded video, you can check it out on YouTube.

Story Inspiration: Moving In

I’m thinking this is the first time they’re living together as a couple. They found a new apartment so they could start their life together in a fresh space. They’ve been dating for a year. They met at a club, but now, they aren’t sorry to leave their wilder escapades behind them. They’re looking forward to quiet nights spent together, curled up on the couch watching Netflix. After they get settled in, they’ll get a dog. A rescue from a local shelter. Then six months later, they’ll get another. Their couch will be filled with four warm bodies, all cuddled together. But first… they have to head to the store to pick out the couch. Maybe after one more snuggle in their brand new apartment.

Story Inspiration: Friends on the Beach

I’m thinking they’re old friends who haven’t seen each other in a number of years. After a day spent at the beach, catching up, things are about to get far more personal.

Story Inspiration: Guys in Cars

You all know I love visuals when it comes to daydreaming new story ideas. I can’t pass up thinking through the backstory behind a picture, wondering what had just happened to that person, what they could be thinking about, and what will happen next for them. Here are some of my recent photo finds:

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

If you can’t see the embedded images above, check out the original post on my blog.

Story Inspiration: Close Together

Are they on a date? Did they just meet? Or are they friends sitting close? Does one have a crush on the other? Is one about to make a move? What are they talking about? Does someone have a secret? How will this scene end? So many ideas!