The burbling fountain is a Carpenter Country muse. The soft, gentle murmur of falling water inspired The SkyHorse, Dream Stealer, Jack and The Fountain of Youth, and other stories.
But last night the gurgle-guggle fell silent.
Daylight revealed three tiers were now two. The culprit was also revealed by the tracks of a large, and apparently thirsty, raccoon amid the broken pottery.
What to do? Replace? Repair? Revise?
Revision seemed the natural choice.
Who knew revising a fountain would be more labor intensive than revising a story?
Tonight as the sun sets, the re-imagined magical fount sports two tiers instead of three and cool water splashes once again. However, the gurgling harmony now sings a slightly different tune.
Will future stories be different as well?
What inspires you?