I don't have a ton of time to write today, but I had to play along, as this week's prompt from The Broke and the Bookish asks us for ten songs that should be books. I mentioned this idea a few weeks ago before I knew it was a prompt, so I thought it was bit serendipitous. It would be such a great creative writing prompt or activity to break out of writer's block, so I need to keep this one in my back pocket.
Here are some songs that I think could make interesting stories-
Jack and Diane- John Mellencamp I like this song in a cheesy, nostalgic sort of way, but I think the fact that there's already a story there ready to be expanded on is promising.
We Didn't Start the Fire- Billy Joel The idea of such a broad scope of time is what epic (and lengthy) novels are built on.
Hello- Adele Who is she talking about? I've heard an ex and I've heard her father. Go!
Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie- Honestly, one of the main reasons I put this on here is that one episode of Parenthood... if they and can do that with this song during a TV show, I can imagine the potential for a novel.
Maps- The Yeah Yeah Yeahs I envisioned a tortured love affair possibly near the end.
Tiny Dancer- Elton John There's just so much you can do with this song, even considering the time period.
One Headlight- The Wallflowers Let's learn more about your only friend that died of broken heart disease.
Eleanor Rigby- The Beatles She seems like a strange lady. And I know that Douglas Coupland has a book with the same title, but I have no idea what it's about, so maybe he ran with this. Or not.
Rhiannon- Fleetwood Mac She's just so mysterious.