I have been writing about inspiration for ideas.
I first came up with the idea for “Desert Town Angels” when I read a story about a town for sale in the desert. Then I read another article about the tamarisk, a plant that drains the desert’s natural resources and is impossible to destroy.
This story about Searchlight for sale, a desert town in Nevada, reminds me that articles provide great inspiration for stories.
Although I don’t write about anything in particular, I come up with a theme.
What would it be like to own a town?
In “Desert Town Angels,” the patriarch passes away and ownership is passed onto a stranger, which enrages the patriarch’s daughter, leading to a feud.
I can’t afford a town of my own, but it is fun thinking about what it would be like.
I have linked to the Las Vegas Review-Journal article about Searchlight being for sale. The town’s claim to fame is that it is the home of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.
If you happen to be in the area, stop by the Nugget for a 10-cent cup of coffee, while it’s still being offered.
R. A. Lee