Once again, this game was inspired by a book I heard about. This time, the book is Lit Riffs (edited by Matthew Miele). The story behind this book is simple: 24 writers chose a song and then wrote a story inspired by it. For example, legendary rock critic Lester Bangs “interpreted” Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May.” My new favorite author Tom Perrotta writes a song inspired by the music and lyrics of “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty. Another writer is inspired by “I Shot The Sheriff” by Bob Marley. (A link to the book is below; there is also a soundtrack!)
So reading about this book got me to thinking about how this would be another great game to play here. So here is what you need to do for this one:
Choose a song. Write a short story inspired by the song or explaining more about the story told in the song.
My initial thought for my own contribution is to think about the story behind “Eleanor Rigby” by the Beatles. (And if you want to do this too, go ahead! We couldn’t possibly come up with the same thing!)
Now, I know this one isn’t easy AT ALL and I am asking a lot of you. But if you are up for the challenge, then I am too. And remember, it doesn’t have to be very long or very good. The idea is to stretch your writing muscles and imagination. I’ll going to give you all this week and next weekend to work and I’ll post my own story and Mr. Linky on June 1st for everyone to link up so we can share what we came up with.