Yes, I know, the grammar's a bit flubbed.
I think I owe that flame to quite a few people over the last 45 years. From the fifth grade teacher who had our class write legends explaining natural phenomena as part of a history lesson, to the sophomore literature teacher who gave us everything from the Wizard of Oz to the Great Gatsby to read, to the professor who asked if I had always written with grace...
I owe my "spark" to dozens of influences.
Where does yours come from?