Whenever I have an idea for a new story, I text message it to myself. I have a few months’ worth. I’m in the Uni law library on a balmy Cardiff Saturday afternoon transferring them on to a PC. I also take notes of snippets of conversations I hear when I’m out and about for story fodder. Some are …
” They’re not designed to eat children.” A Mother to child about Geese at Roath Park Lake.
Another mother, albeit an irate one, to an older daughter.
” I can’t say for definite because I can’t control everything in the world.”
In town recently a woman a woman taking to her friend about rowdy youths.
” It’s always the ones without shirts on”. The list goes on. The main reason for this post is I also jot quotes down. As I type them in there is one that sticks out more than any other and I thought it sums things up.
I love this.
” If you live an ordinary life all you’ll have is ordinary tales.”
And in second place it’s…
Take a break from worrying about stuff you can’t control.