Never turn your back on the ocean.
Why I’m following LL Bean isn’t that interesting (they’re based in Maine, so they post pictures of Maine, I’m using some of those pictures as reference images for setting) but “Never turn your back on the ocean” is a phrase that could launch a thousand short stories.
I abandoned a draft of a novel last year because publishing had ground my soul down to a little nub and screenwriting was proving more fruitful. But I just can’t quit you, long form writing, and I’m back in that draft, poking a stick at the body to see if there’s any life. (I’ve also been mainlining the first four seasons of THE WALKING DEAD and am apparently thinking in zombie terms.)
Images from LL Bean and elsewhere here.