I know those of you who are writers have heard of plot bunnies. The mysterious, seldom seen, visitors who leave ideas around for us to play with. Believe it or not, I've seen one.
It was one of those dark and stormy nights...no, really, it was. We were on our way to church when this little bunny ran across the road in front of me, hopped along side the car for a bit then ducked between some bushes and disappeared into the darkness. I realized no sensible rabbit would be out in that kind of weather so he must have had somewhere important to be. That's when it hit me...he was a plot bunny making a delivery to a writer in need. The kids were with me and were talking about the bunny so I told them he was a plot bunny making a delivery. They accepted the explanation and we wished the bunny a safe journey and went on about our business.
Not long after, we were in Books a Million one afternoon and my youngest (about 8 or so) found me, all excited, held out a stuffed bunny and said, "Look Mom, a plot bunny!" See pix below. His name is Harold, and he specializes in mystery and darker plots. He's kinda quiet, but when he leaves an idea, it's a good one.
Not long after, Grace (center) and Ginger (end right) joined our little plot bunny family.
They hang out on my printer for the most part. Sometimes they'll settle on my bookcase behind me but they are always close by when I'm writing. Never can tell when I'll need a fresh idea.
What about you, got a muse or plot bunny you'd like to tell us about?