I have this idea that I should do a big old series of story-songs. Choosing the subject matter is the hard part.
- A few years ago, I wanted to do a Love Story cycle composed of translations of existing poems (Veni delectissime, Wulf and Eadwacer, Deor, Love's Longing, and The Husband's Message). They're all lyrics (I think), not narratives, but they look kind of like a story if you line them up and squint.
- Parts of the Heaney Beowulf.
- Eustace the Monk. He's a swashbuckling monk-pirate-sorcerer-mercenary, and some version of him actually existed.
- Ditto on Hereward the Wake. He was Robin Hood before Robin Hood was Robin Hood.
- I've already done a prose version of part of the Nibleung. That whole cycle has tons and tons of stuff.
- Oh my gosh, I've been reading about the Merovingian Franks and they're like a freaking soap opera. Even if you figure Brunhilde and Fredegunde were made 50-100% more villainous than they actually were by the churchmen they pissed off, they're still pretty amazing.