Sometimes I am asked, "Where do you come up with this stuff?" You've probably heard this question as well. Depending on the inflection, it can sound like a compliment (you're so creative) or the opposite of a compliment (I'd prefer you didn't stand too close to me). Either way, I've never had a good answer. But I do think everyday life gives us no shortage of idea material to work with.
|Some things are just too|
weird to be made up.
Here are a few examples from my own life:
-The Librarian I knew whose last name was Shakespeare. I begged her to keep it when she got married, but alas… "You don't understand, Jennifer! These things don't happen in real life. When they do, we must not waste them!"