My mind elsewhere, I cast a glance at a bookshelf, and a row of books jolted me into another track. The titles are research books for a story I want to write -- have wanted to write for fifteen years, maybe twenty -- set during The Great War (WWI). I've purchased histories, volumes of letters or diaries of soldiers, spent a lot of money on the background material, but I haven't made notes or written any scenes for that story in maybe five years. Yet it lurks on the edges of my imagination.
This tale may not come to fruition until I'm a couple decades older. Maybe it'll never be told.
Do you have a story that hasn't found its time?