No, not that kind.
Marvo has a fascination with the origins of the saying “Raining cats and dogs”, and this interest in origins is something I have, also. It leads me to story ideas, it plants images, and it adds layers to a story.
“Lick into shape” comes from the old belief that bear cubs were born shapeless masses and were licked into shape by their mother. What an amazing image. What if you lick wrong?
“Earmarked” is said of a ‘servant’ (read ‘slave’). In the Bible it says “…his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him forever.” Cruel and awful. Forever? And are children earmarked at birth?
One story I’ll probably never write is called “Flowers for Marlyn Morny”. I’m also fascinated in the origins of laws and beliefs. Where did they start? And how will the small things we celebrate or believe be considered in the future?
The idea comes from the fact that Joe Di Maggio has arranged for flowers to be delivered to Marilyn Monroe’s grave ‘forever’. What will people think, 300 years from now, when flowers are delivered for a person who is far out of the public memory. Would it take on a mystical meaning?
With four stories to write, I have lots of thoughts and ideas running around in my head. I love this stage of creation.
Why won’t I write the Marilyn Monroe story? I just don’t know where to take it, what to do with it. I’ll let it sit for a while, you never know, but the idea has sat for over a decade, I think! If someone else wants to use it, please do!