Sometimes I tell you the story behind the story, but in this case it’s not so simple.
Ages ago, I was visiting someone in hospital, when he pointed out the privacy curtains had pictures of boats on them.
“They make me feel seasick,” he said.
That seemed like something I could use in a story and I did try. Every now and then I look through unfinished stories to see if I can do anything with them. The original hospital curtain inspired tale is still unfinished, but re-reading it prompted this story.
Are you beginning to see why authors sometimes pull a face when people ask, “Where do you get your ideas from?”.