After reading a poem by my good friend and poet, Bethany Carrington, I was struck by the imagery of the falling snow, the grey skies, the quiet comfort of driving through the country with a friend.
Then, as this poem sat on my brain while I whittled away the moments of my day while listening to the random mix of the following songs, a story began to take shape. The story is half-formed, and the only similarity it has with my friend's poem is the image of the greyness. While her poem is comforting, this character's life is disconcerting. She is traveling where she does not wish to go. The snow, for her, is a compression, something that binds her wings, prevents her (or at least delays her) from the freedom she seeks. This character's name is Somber Grey.
I have attached here the songs that were playing as the "soundtrack" to this movie - or poem cycle - or prose-poems - whatever you want to call it. I just call them "notes" but I offer them now to whomever would like to flesh out the story a bit. I've given just the briefest glimpse into characters. I invite others to take and embellish (or even change completely) as they see fit.
(don't know what happens here)
(again, don't know what happens here)