For reasons unknown to me, the last three days have seen me use this particular bit of the Genji Monogatari Sennenki OST as inspiration for EVERY SINGLE WIP.
That means book five of Eight Kingdoms got some words out of this (Macsen is being tortured. He likes it. Don’t ask, don’t ask. Yet.). Holy got some words out of this too, although I’m having issues keeping a poor, innocent waiter alive now because of that. Even Gorgoneion, a short story from the perspective of Medusa’s severed head, got words! I thought perhaps it was an omen, and decided that the best use of omens is to share them wildly, widely, and without restraint.
So! Here, have my inspiration – and if you’re feeling up to it, share some of yours!