Today’s TGIF prompt from GReads! is:
“If you could read a book about any song, which song would you love to see written down in story form?”
Well, this is a tough one.
For an instrumental song, I’d have to pick “Divinere” by Ludovico Einaudi. It’s a beautiful piece that has a lot of passion and emotion in it. When I listen to it, I’m inspired. Since it has no lyrics, any story that comes out of it would have a lot more freedom, since everyone would hear something different in the song. In it, I hear wind and water – like someone doing aerial acrobatics over the ocean, so I’d probably write something having to do with dragons and a seaside fort or something – with an epic sea battle or two and lots of magic!
It’s much harder to pick a song with lyrics, simply because they tell their own stories already. But “Nemo” by Nightwish fits the bill pretty well. Tarja’s vocals and the orchestral background make it a very powerful song, and since it seems to be a lament or prayer, it could serve as the basis for a good character (maybe an assassin or a traitor) to build the story around.