Triple F: Turning Music Into Fiction…

How’s it going? It’s Friday, which means the week is almost over…and it also means Triple F, aka Fabulous Fiction Friday, aka awesomeness meets imagination.

And this inspiration came to me while I was eating at KFC after a gig this Wednesday. In most restaurants they play music. This one played pop music, which I like (even though I almost never post about music itself).

After playing Shinedown’s If You Only Knew, whoever this station was followed up with Paramore’s Still Into You. And I found myself thinking (maybe because the songs were so different)…

“What if these singers were real characters in a relationship?”

And that each part could represent how they felt, what they said, or what-have-ya.

So, your Triple F prompt for this week is…

Pick two random songs and make the singers characters in a story.

The field is wide open for you–you’ll have to do all the characterization, backstory, gender, and what-have-ya, on top of actually picking the songs in question.

Let’s use the two songs I put up originally. What if…

It sounds like the dude’s sorry, and he is? Based on what the girl in the other song says, would she be willing to forgive him and stay on (personally I think so)? What have they been through, and how has that affected them up to this point? (You don’t have to stick to everything in the song if you don’t want to).

Or how about we put a twist on things…what if things were going right in the relationship, and he actually freaked out and ended things because he was afraid of what might happen? (When people feel guilty or undeserving when good things happen to them, it’s possible for them to do that). Does the girl react to things by responding in a bad way, or is she patient enough to dig deeper and figure out what’s really going on?

Maybe an alien girl is really attracted to the human guy despite the learning curve for all the cultural stuff she’s learning (and sending the reports back to her ship). But maybe he’s never seen her true form–would that make her excited, nervous, or something else?

(And I had to do one example that wasn’t regular people doing regular things).

That’s enough to get the mental snowball running down the hill…mostly. If I really worked at it, we could be here all day–so much so I could write a book full of prompts on this (which is a cool idea–but I’d have to be careful not use actual words from the songs, or legal hot water would be a-comin’).

We’re about one week into December. Make this month awesome, what with the cold temps and all (yesterday we had single-digit wind chills).

And make it a great weekend, with good memories, all right?

Until next time (and week),

Ty

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About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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