Idea Seeds Wanted

It’s the 9th if October which means that next month is November, which means that I’m subjecting myself to NaNoWriMo once more. I have the seed of an idea which involves a guy who can’t die due to a clerical error. But I don’t really know where I’m going to go with it aside from a few scenes I’ve thought up from the characters point of view.

I think the general theme of the story is going to be a dark comedy possibly involving defeating some otherworldly power, but maybe not.

I’m looking for Ideas for things that could happen to a guy who can’t die.

If you have any ideas shoot some away in the comments and I’ll see what I can incorporate into my story.

I’m going to have to sit down at some point and brain storm this idea to flesh it out and having something to fuel that would be useful

Story Idea: I for one welcome our <x> Overlords

So I’ve thought up an idea for a seris of short stories that I’d like to work one. The basic premise is things that seems totally harmless rising up and taking ove the world.

I’ve so far got an idea for two of these, one is based partly on a dream I had a fewweeks ago and partly on a Poem/Song I wrote when I was 15 (I’ve got no idea where the poem is now, I may have a copy on my web server), the other is based on a random thought I had yesterday while tidying up the house, which as I was tidying just grew and grew.

I’m going to try to write these up as soon as I can, they shouldn’t come to more than 1k words.

But to give you a teaser The working titles are:

“I for one welcome our Faery overlords” and “Rise of the Butterflies.”

I’ve scribbled down the opening sentence of each of them on a scrap of paper, because I know that for me that is the hardest part.

Anyway I’ve got paid work to do at the moment.

NaNoWriMo… Oh No…

I’ve signed up to do a NaNoWriMo… Jeepers… I’ve always wanted to do one, but I’ve never been bothered. This year I know a few people who are joining in, and I’ve convinced Annabel to do it, so she’s forcing me to suffer as well.

I’m not yet decided on what I’m going to write about, I’ve got a couple of plots bouncing around my head.

One is a Near future story about a regular guy who get recruited to an MI7 like organization because he is the spitting image of one of thier agents who goes rogue and they need him becuase their agent was about to crack a case of some kind. The idea that is gestating in my head is kind of Jennifer Government meets James Bond with a hint of I guess maybe Snow Crash

Another is based on a dream I had a few months ago, about a group of astronauts who are sent to space on to participate in some research on keeping people in stasis aboard a space station. They Awaken to discover that for some reason they weren’t woken up on time but several tens/hundreds of years later. The world has been depopulated, the space station is for all they know the last bastion of humanity, except the only people on the station have reverted to a tribal culture who shun technology and worship the ships computer, which has delusions of granduer… So I guess it’s Red Dwarf meets 2001 – A Space Odyssey.

I have a third idea for a childrens book involving pirates, but I’m saving that because It might actually ammount to something… Besides pirates are in fashion now, so I cant write about them

Everything starts somewhere…