Monday, January 24, 2011


By Maria Ferrer

It was an ordinary supermarket. I just needed some ginger ale for a scratchy throat. Imagine my surprise when I ran into this display of Brisk Ice Tea cans. They were posed just this way. I don’t know if it was deliberate or just a coincidence. All I know was that the cans stopped me in my tracks.

The lineup.

The passionate face.

The sensuality of it.

So I pulled out my trusty Black Berry / Camera and snapped away. In hindsight, I should have brought one of the cans homes with me, but the mystery is all the more appealing this way.

I don’t know if it was a portrait of a singer, an actress, a woman in the throes of death or even the “little death” (aka orgasm). All I know is that it fueled my imagination and got the creative juices working overtime. Here are some of my plot ideas:

  • How about a singer at the cusp of stardom? She can name her price but will fame take her away from all she loves?
  • How about an actress at the top of her game, who is bored and reckless enough to get involve with a bad boy on his way down?
  • How about a dead woman? What secrets died with her or did they?
  • How about a married woman with too much time on her hands and a friendly stranger?

The plot lines are endless. But I must give each story the same degree of sensuality I see in that face. Who knew that sex could come in a can?

DO LEAVE A COMMENT. Let us know where you find inspiration and how hot you like your stories.





  1. Great post.
    My inspiration comes from Old movies prre 1950's
    People around me
    and Seniors (not that I am one) they have so
    much history.

  2. Maria, you have such a great imagination to come up with all those story lines. Maybe you "can" use one for your next manuscript. (Pun intended.) And those cans are hysterical.


  3. Working on the plot lines as we "speak". Hoping to work them all into something. Thanks for your comments.

    And Patt: I love old movies. With Maureen O'Hara, John Wayne, Eroll Flynn, hubba hubba. :-p