The idea behind my story “In the Name of Art and Love, published today in Seven Deadly Sins Anthology vol 1: Pride, is based on a truth.
As you may know, my story revolves around a theft of love locks. This actually happened a few years ago in a town in Finland, and I was reading about it in the papers at the time. A group of artists stole a bunch of love locks without asking. People were both hurt and furious and not just those whose locks had been stolen.
The theft and its motivation struck me as incredibly selfish and arrogant, and I was reminded of it when coming up with a story for the theme: Pride. It fit perfectly. I then created my own characters and constructed my own version of the events.
I still remember how strongly I felt about the theft even though it didn’t directly concern me. And while such theft is still unacceptable in my books, I have since come to realise that some bridges might be better off without the burden of love locks.
Imabe by: PercyPants at Morguefile.com