Another visit to the Idea Mill

These are usually quick posts, but they are also well received. I owe you guys one after last night. It’s 5:00 AM and I’m waiting to go to work.

The first article is about archaeologists who may have found the remains of a legendary creature. This is one of those cryptozoology stories that may have a basis in fact. I think it’s fertile ground for a story, or a Scoobie Doo episode. Read The Hell Hound of Suffolk.

The next one isn’t so much story fodder for me. I’ve already written about my enchanted drinking horns. Some of you might like this story to add a bit of background to your medieval stories. Drinking Horns. If nothing else they are pretty.

This bit of inspiration comes from a music video. I get ideas from all kinds of places, and I’ll bet you too. I kind of want to write a story about this, but Lorelei* hasn’t inspired me beyond that. Last of the American Girls.

* Lorelei is my Muse.


Filed under The Idea Mill, Writing

14 responses to “Another visit to the Idea Mill

  1. I simply love that Green Day song.


  2. Ali Isaac

    The hell hound of suffolk sounds very much like the Irish Cu Sidhe, demon dogs with black shaggy coats and red eyes, which feast on fairy flesh. It is said they are the size of cattle, and howl 3 times before they make their kill. They feature in my first book. The skeleton however sounds much the same size as an Irish wolfhound, so ties in with the priests hunting dog burial story. Perhaps Black Shuck was a hunting hound who went doolally and killed a few peeps, thereby earning himself a place in local folklore?


    • Hard to tell. Mastiffs and something bigger called an alaunt were also known back then, I’m going to have to read your book, if I can wrap my mind around the names. I struggle with pronunciation of things like Cu Sidhe, because many of them don’t sound like they read. Maybe it’s time to expand my horizons.


  3. I think I love the comments on these almost as much as the original posts- thanks so much for rounding them up for us. 🙂


  4. Who doesn’t love a little Green Day? Nice post! 😀


  5. There’s a hell hound in Suffolk and it’s not me?


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