This is going to be super quick – I forgot I was going to be in a hotel room this morning, prior to going to an NHL hockey game (my first live playoff game).
Last week on Facebook, I came across these links (and I can’t for the life of me remember who posted them – probably Jamie Fessenden, or it could have been our very own Lisa Paitz Spindler), but they were so cool and they resonated with me for various reasons.
Hurricanes on Saturn: Bigger and faster than what you’d find on Earth, but fascinating. I think the colors have been touched up to make it easier to see, but the pictures are what got my plot bunnies… ahem… swirling.
Culture-made Trachea Implant: Using synthetic fibers and human cells, doctors created a trachea for a little girl. Okay, yeah, cool all on its own, but I recently wrote a short story that involved the growth of organs for soldiers, and seeing this right on the heels of writing that, as I said, really resonated.
3-D Printer Makes a Bionic Ear: Last year I was at a conference where one of the sessions discussed how 3-D printers worked and how you could order custom made stuff from a few companies. Quite frankly, all I was considering was whether I could come up with some cool swag and if I could afford that. A bionic ear didn’t even cross my mind! But I also recently wrote a paranormal (MIA Case Files: Craving) with a character who is hearing impaired. At one point, there’s a short discussion about his options, and I’m totally bummed I wasn’t able to add this in!
So, have you got any plot bunnies now?