My favorite Stephen King quote is “I have the heart of a small boy… I keep it in a jar on my desk! ”
I have a jar on my desk, too. It’s labeled: Brilliant Ideas. It was a gift from a sardonic writer friend of mine who has a wicked sense of humor.
The current contents of my Brilliant ideas jar is: a couple of Halls cough drops, two disgusting pieces of hard candy, a paper clip and a piece of chalk.
Go ahead, dare to me write something using these trivial items — but don’t bet the farm that I can’t do it. Because I have made a living writing about trivial things. I used to work in TV… animation… kidvid… comic books. Trivia is my life!