Inspiration comes from the strangest places. My current WIP 1 was inspired by an exchange on twitter. At first I thought it was a throwaway bit of silliness/sadness, but a day later the outline burbled up in my brain while I was on a bike ride.
The story is currently in Draft 1.5; I’m midway through the first rebuild, paused the last week or so while I worked on other stuff. But for the record, here’s the Twitter conversation that inspired the story, tentatively titled “The Gentry.”