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Monday, May 23, 2011

Planting Ideas

This past weekend I went through my usual May ritual of planting a row of annuals in my backyard.  However, when I woke up this morning and went outside to check on my garden not a single flower was to be seen. I could only surmise that in the dark of night a cagy critter had feasted on my newly planted geraniums, impatiens and petunias. Finding ideas for stories is somewhat like planting a garden. A seed of an idea germinates in our minds. It may stem from something we read in the newspaper or overheard on a crowded bus. Perhaps a photograph catches our eye and begs to tell a story. Sometimes it’s a childhood memory or a mysterious neighbor. So here are a few wacky titles (and some you might recognize) for a book based on an event as mundane as my missing annuals.

1.  The Garden Thief
2. Gone With The Petunias
3. The Critter Runner
4. Weed, Pray, Love
5. The Lincoln Gardner
6. The Little Critter That Could
7. Oh, The Gardens You’ll Weed!
8. A Petunia In Time
9. Plant Two Geraniums
10. Harry Planter And The Garden Hollows

Please feel free to add to this list!

1 comment:

  1. I'll play, Judy!

    For fantasy lovers:
    A Swiftly Wilting Plant
    The Robbit

    Traditional tales:
    Judy in Plunderland
    The Burrowers Afield
    The Princess and the Gobblings

    Don't forget the picture books:
    In the Night Snitchin'
    Where the Wild Things Ate

    And of course, from Judy's Blooms:
    Are You There, Marigolds?