Since today was the first day, we simply went over a few sonnets in class. The one that jumped out at me was no. 87, which is basically about letting someone go because they deserve better, wherein I decided that fanfic should be written for the title "In Sleep a King," after the closing couplet:
Thus have I had thee, as a dream doth flatter
In sleep a king, but waking no such matter
We discussed the dual meaning of the second line, and how it refers to sleep both literally and as a metaphor for a state of unawareness, in which case the "waking" would be the realization that the situation isn't quite right. I immediately set my brain to work running down possible TV couples this could apply to, and three seconds later I pinged on Burke/Cristina. Prefaced with the couplet, this would be perfect for a short piece exploring Burke's mindset after calling off the wedding. God, this is so delightful. If only I had any idea where to start with the actual content...
(Yes, yes, I know Shakespeare is about as far from a unique prompt as you can get, but I love it and will not have my excitement dampened)
On a semi-related-to-the-first-part note, whilst playing yearningly around on the webpage for the S.L. course, I discovered a list of pop songs that relate to or reference the novel. Which is how I discovered the incredibly gorgeous song mentioned here, which I am now playing ON ENDLESS LOOP.