Let’s start with read. The one that most captured my imagination is James M. Barrie’s Wonderland.
As a kid, I was enchanted by this story. I read and reread Barrie’s Peter Pan many times. The idea of taking off and flying through the clouds to a strange, magical land captured my imagination. I would run around, my arms outstretched, making airplane noises and picturing myself on my way to Wonderland.
I was also lucky enough to see the original Broadway production of Peter Pan starring Mary Martin when I was a kid. What a thrill. Martin was the perfect Peter, and seeing the actors flying around the stage infected me with a desire to be on stage myself that lasted for years.
Another setting that captured my imagination was the setting of the Alice in Wonderland novels, and the pictures in my mind came from the cartoon. I pictured myself floating down the rabbit hole, furniture flying by, and landing at the bottom. In fact, I dreamed about this for years. I used to reread the Alice books at least once every exam time while I was in college, and I also taught myself to write backward and wiggle my ears. The mirror writing was a huge hit when my kids were little. We used to frequent a pizza place that had a large blackboard and chalk at the front for kids to scribble on. I would usually write,
Help, I am a prisoner behind the blackboard
in mirror writing while we waited. This feat was right up there with my being able to recite most of Peter Rabbit from memory.
As to the most inspiring setting I’ve written about, that is the planet Aleyne from my science fiction novels, Relocated, Geek Games, and Broken Bonds.
You can see a bit of how I picture Aleyne on my Alien Visions and Sand in the Desert Pinterest Boards
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