Shapeshifting Winners of #101

April 18, 2017

Hey-O, Ghoul Friends!

A post from Nerdist came up in my feed on Facebook this morning, and it really intrigued me. As a lover of music and books, the post really grabbed me. Imagine this:

Classic love songs written by Stephen King.

Yes, you read that correctly. The article was about artist Butcher Billy and his book cover series titled “Stephen King’s Stranger Love Songs,” where he took the titles (and some of the lyrics) from classic “love” songs–such as “Careless Whisper” by  Wham!, “Hello” by Lionel Richie, and “Maneater” by Hall & Oats–and created some eerie book covers that look straight from the seventies and eighties horror books many of us have devoured. In my opinion, these are incredible! I mean, check out his cover for Sting’s “Ever Breath You Take”:

Wicked, no?

I’ve often found myself listening to a song and wondering about the story the song is telling. Sometimes, I’ve actually attempted to write a short story around that idea. It hasn’t really worked for me in the past, but that’s not to say it won’t work out at some point. This brings us to our discussion today: Have you ever been inspired to write a story after listening to a song? If not, what songs do you think could inspire you to write a story? What is your opinion on Butcher Billy’s work above? Share your thoughts in the comments section below, and let’s start a conversation!

Are you Ghouls ready?! The winners of the SHAPESHIFTING 13 CHALLENGE #101 are:

1st: Ilya of Eels Are Manatees with Neighbor can you spare some grass? Great job! Don’t forget to grab that winner’s badge!
2nd: Susan of The Abject Muse with The Other Half.
 

CONGRATULATIONS, TO OUR WINNERS!

Give yourselves a pat on the back! Check back in tomorrow for our Shapeshifting 13 Challenge #102 where your word limit will be 52 words.

Until next time, au revoir, and SHARE THE GEEKDOM!

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