Journal of a story:
I thought I would try an experiment (Yes, I was bored!). I got out my Rider-Waite Tarot cards and let them tell me about a story. This is what they showed me:
Protagonist–Nine of Cups
A Third Character–Knight of Cups
Conflict–3 of Cups
Possible Resolution–Nine of Wands, Reversed
This leads to an intriguing story, to say the least, and a challenging one.
The protagonist is a successful, confortable, possibly smug, person.
The antagonist is a controlling person who uses any means necessary to gets his/her ends.
There is a third person involved who is a young man with light brown hair and hazel eyes. He is a dreamer.
The protagonist is faced with a conflict involving success and celevration.
The crisis ends in disaster and failure.
The abundance of Cups indicates that love is a major factor in this story. The Devil card, the only Major Arcanum in the group, and the reversed Nine of Wands indicates a very unhappy ending.
My first thought was to go with the easy way out: successful woman has an affair that winds up ruining her. I wrestled with that for a long time, trying to find a reasonably fresh angle, but another, darker thought kept creeping in.
This story has finally decided that it is going to involve homosexuality, S and M, fear. betrayal, and death. That should be fun.
Well, this demon demands to be let out. Off to the salt mines…