My husband's grandfather was fond of saying, "You can fall anytime, but in September comes Autumn."
It's all true. Autumn is a great time. I love stories set in the change of seasons. There are so many settings and ideas in which to create havoc. Autumn highlights bring to the forefront home and family. It is the perfect time to create small town stories set around harvest festivals, Halloween activities, Thanksgiving, all leading to holiday stories.
Small town stories bring back the warmth and nostalgia of life that never grows old. Stretch your fancy and imagine a single mother moving into a new community and doing what's best to help her child fit in to a new school. Can she find love with the mechanic that saves her car. Or perhaps, she butts heads with the new principal, a single man, at the school. She is elected to the PTA and finds herself pitted with the man in order to organize the local fall festival.
Thanksgiving could find an estranged family members returning to their roots only to be rocked at the core by a family tragedy. Can love between estranged spouses or an old love rekindled, mend broken hearts?
Holidays bring their own wave of magic to small towns. High school rivalries are stirred up as opposing teams compete over building the best holiday float. Even better, an old grump can be visited by friends of his past in order to change his heart for the better. Maybe you could go inspirational, a young minister tested as he tries to bring a message of hope to his congregation. His mentor, the old pastor, tries to steer him in the right direction.
Whatever your choice, let the fountain of stories come forth. Bring on the fun, bring on the love, and let your imagination take wing. Welcome Autumn and bring on your magic.
Until next time,
About the Author
is where the heart lies. Nan O'Berry grew up listening to stories at
her grandparents' feet. So it's not surprising that her love of a good
story pushed her to begin writing her own tales for enjoyment. As these
grew she shared her historical perspectives about the heroes of her
imagination, cowboys, lumberjacks, and the country they founded.
Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Degree from Old
Dominion University, Mrs. O’Berry loves finding those interesting facts
that might lead to a good story. So pull up a chair and grab that glass
of sweet tea and enjoy.