So I spent the last two weeks doing a self-imposed Boot Camp, writing a flash or poetry piece a day from a list of prompts I collected / generated. My prompt from Day 12 was "She watched the bloodstained dress burn." (Not necessarily to incorporate the sentence verbatim, but the concept / beat.)
But another thread of inspiration popped into my head to drive this particular story:
Cry To The Beat Of The Band - Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Yes, this from Wanderlust, which I've described before as one step away from being a fantasy concept album. This is probably one of the *least* overtly fantastical songs on the album.