Story Idea – Ninja Orphanage

Story Idea – Ninja Orphanage

Story Idea

After a sociopathic ninja trades a rundown orphanage they are pursued by a container of malfunctioning robots. Events are encumbered by plague.

The First Line

The hospital room was not white and did not smell like antiseptic.

A Few More Story Ideas

  • The story is about an awestruck demonologist, a realistic baseball player, and a righteous gym teacher. It takes place in a bookstore. The critical element of the story is a massacre. The formation of the UN plays a major role in this story.
  • This is a tale about travel. The story is about an investor, a pedlar, and a doctor. It takes place on a barren planet in a solar-system-spanning nation. The story ends with an invasion of privacy.
  • The story is about a humble detective who has a crush on a disorganized astronaut. It starts in a solar system of magical space travel. The story climaxes with the discovery of a long-lost friend.
  • This is a fish-out-of-water story. The story is about slothful scribes. It takes place in a small nation on a frozen planet. The story begins with someone getting a new hairstyle. The religion of the world will turn out not to be what it seems.
  • This is an epic adventure. The story is about a spy, a wily astronomer, a broadcaster, and a healthy fire fighter. It takes place in a junkyard in a town. The crux of the story involves a death. The issues of faster-than-light-travel and its effects on business is a major element of the story.
  • This is a buddy story with a focus on how no one can escape suffering. The story is about a broken-hearted pedlar in possession of an alien artifact. It starts in a tourist town. The story begins with a repentance, climaxes with a quest, and ends with someone changing clothes. Genetic engineering and its side effects is a major part of this story.
  • This is a road trip tale. The story is about a champion. It takes place in an animation studio. The crux of the story involves the passing of a test. International politics plays a major part in the story.
  • The story is about three exorcists. It takes place in a capital city in a forgotten domain. The story begins with a kidnapping, climaxes with the paying of a fine, and ends with a dream.
  • This is a slice-of-life tale. The story is about a willful media personality. It takes place in a university town. The story begins with an argument and ends with a slip of the tongue and an unfortunate screenshot of questionable activity.
  • This is an epic about sacrifice and the pointlessness of life. The story is about a heroine who has a mysterious admirer: a bowman. It starts in an airport in an outpost. The story climaxes with a compromise.

A Few Possible Character Names

  • Abby Heather Glover
  • Aimee Claudette Wilkinson
  • Angie Dale
  • Arline Ayala
  • Arline Kathrine Walton
  • Caitlin Hoffman
  • Catherine Elinor Reyes
  • Catherine Horne
  • Christina Mcintosh
  • Daphne Muriel King
  • Darlene Merrill
  • Dina Rosario
  • Felicia Olivia Ferrell

 

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Story Idea – The Teacher and the Butler

Story Idea – The Teacher and the Butler

Story Idea

A gifted school teacher and a butler become buddies – after a break-in is discovered – to stop the ambush that threatens the vital convoy. The circumstances are endangered by a ticking bomb.

The First Line

He adjusted his tie, took a breath and knocked on the door of the bordello.

A Few More Story Ideas

  • This is an epic adventure. The story is about an acrobatic detective, a pragmatic baseball player, and a compassionate chemist who is mysteriously connected to a sleazy outlaw. It takes place in a farm. An impending magical conflux plays an important role.
  • This is a romance with a strong theme of death. The story is about a sarcastic fire fighter who has a mysterious admirer: a poet. It takes place in a tourist town on a mountainous planet. The question ‘is man alone in the universe’ plays a major role.
  • The story is about a pedlar who is considered the best in his/her profession. It starts in a construction site in a large city. The role of religion in the modern world plays a major part in the story.
  • The story is about a bounty hunter. It takes place in a shadowy realm in a solar system of magical space travel. The story begins with a surgery. The issues surrounding first-contact with an alien species is a major element of the story.
  • This is a city-smashing monster story. The story is about a strong martial artist who has a crush on a fire fighter. It takes place in a mysterious commonwealth. The crux of the story involves an adoration.
  • This is a drama. The story is about a wizard, an irrational heroine, and a physicist. It starts in a solar-system-spanning theocracy. The speed of technological changes plays a major part in this story.
  • This is a party comedy with a strong theme of compassion and beating fate. The story is about a diabolical linguist and an alienated football player. It takes place in a village in South America. The story ends with a dream.
  • This is an epic about mistrust. The story is about a wanderer who is in love with a linguist. It starts in the imagination of a dead people. The issues of genetic engineering and its effects on society is a major element of the story.
  • This is a story about the oddities of the human condition. The story is about a generous video game programmer who is married to a hunter. It takes place in a small nation in an interplanetary empire. The crux of the story involves an education.
  • The story is about a time travel technician in possession of stolen technology. It starts in a basement. The story begins with a shopping trip, climaxes with someone borrowing money, and ends with the failure at a test.

I was working on this story idea after pondering more details for my story, The Squidgy Teapot.

Story – The Squidgy Teapot

Story – The Squidgy Teapot

Helen England looked at the squidgy teapot in her hands and felt sleepy.

She walked over to the window and reflected on her backward surroundings. She had always loved dull Oxford with its grieving, grubby gates. It was a place that encouraged her tendency to feel sleepy.

Then she saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the figure of John Sparkle. John was a noble saint with hairy eyes and hairy feet.

Helen gulped. She glanced at her own reflection. She was an incredible, thoughtless, tea drinker with hairy eyes and ugly feet. Her friends saw her as a barbecued, breezy brute. Once, she had even helped a solid baby bird cross the road.

But not even an incredible person who had once helped a solid baby bird cross the road, was prepared for what John had in store today.

The snow flurried like bopping owls, making Helen ambivalent.

As Helen stepped outside and John came closer, she could see the late smile on his face.

“I am here because I want equality,” John bellowed, in a smelly tone. He slammed his fist against Helen’s chest, with the force of 6404 guppies. “I frigging love you, Helen England.”

Helen looked back, even more ambivalent and still fingering the squidgy teapot. “John, yabba Dabba Doo,” she replied.

They looked at each other with puzzled feelings, like two kind, knowing koalas thinking at a very gentle engagement party, which had piano music playing in the background and two brutal uncles swimming to the beat.

Helen regarded John’s hairy eyes and hairy feet. She held out her hand. “Let’s not fight,” she whispered, gently.

“Hmph,” pondered John.

“Please?” begged Helen with puppy dog eyes.

John looked unstable, his body blushing like a tame, tense torch.

Then John came inside for a nice cup of tea.

Story Idea – The Television Experiment

Story Idea – The Television Experiment

Story Idea

A recent college graduate volunteers for a television experiment where he has to watch for twelve hours a day. What do they make him watch, how does this change his relationship with his girlfriend, and does he break off the experiment or continue until the bitter end? There’s a plot twist: somewhere towards the end, it’s revealed that everything that is happening is inside a story. That’s when everything becomes hilarious.

Some Names to Ponder

One of the recurring characters in the story is a fictional villain who appears in various forms in the television programs. Here are some possible names for him.

Beastbrood
Bloodcrush The Automaton
Bloodstealth
Bronzeslime The Beast
Carnalcaster The Thief
Drooldusk
Foulrage
Furyshiver
Ghoulchain
Goldfreeze The Rotten
Grosshate
Icegut
Magemane
Masterstone
Moneyzap The Vomitous
Riverrock The Sneaky
Scarechill The Master
Treeshock The Psychic
Vileshock
Wethate The Cunning

Some Names for the Lead

Aaron Peck
Barrett Cameron
Chauncey Rivas
Colin Wooten
Darren Berg
Earl Rory Vazquez
Gavin Harold Wade
Herschel Armando Benton
Jerold Winston Joseph
Lacy Crosby
Leif Benjamin
Matt Lowell Cooke
Nickolas Hobbs
Pedro Toby Leon
Raymundo Ingram

 

Story Idea – The Missing Cat

Story Idea – The Missing Cat

Story Idea

He’s a good-natured wanderer with a roguish sense of humor; she’s a sexy forensic investigator with a tight T-shirt. Together, they must find a missing cat during a thunderstorm. A mysterious nonsense phrase turns out to refer to the antagonist’s favorite book.

Side note: the story stars a zany fashion designer named Paris Weller who creates inspired pieces based on pop culture. Some of his more outlandish creations:

  • Gym Outfit based on The Flash
  • Men’s Military Uniform based on Mothra
  • Men’s Winter Coat based on Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Muumuu based on Apokolips (New Gods)
  • Wedding Suit based on The original Doctor Who
  • Women’s Dance Club Outfit based on Sakura (Naruto)
  • Women’s Dance Club Outfit based on The Gray Mouser (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser)
  • Women’s Gymwear based on Boromir (Lord of the Rings)
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She’s a forensic investigator with a tight t-shirt.

Some Female Lead Character Names

Addie Tammi Daugherty
Adela Stevens
Carissa Helene Owens
Catherine Rios
Celina Ware
Claudine Miranda
Debra Winifred Hines
Dena Burke
Edwina Sofia Glass
Eileen Myrna Lawson
Elisabeth Mason
Elva Fran Kaufman
Felecia Green
Francine Alyssa Bauer
Hannah Liza Daugherty
Ina Mcgee
Jacqueline Erica Landry
Janell Mabel Phelps
Kate Ursula Gibbs
Lidia Beulah Simpson
Lynnette Erna Cox
Melissa Ora Quinn
Melody Molina
Milagros Alicia Park
Ola Rosemarie Velez

A Few Male Lead Character Names

Agustin Matthew Chen
Armando Nguyen
Aron White
Calvin Abram Maxwell
Chung Floyd
Herb Man Dickson
Isaias Dino Hodges
Jae Brendan Rios
Kip Rolando Boyd
Marquis Pennington
Moshe Schneider
Rolf Geraldo Humphrey
Scott Wally Langley
Sidney Fredrick Thomas
Sterling Mayo

What If…

…Beowuf was directly responsible for steam power?
…Columbus had access to nuclear power?
…George Orwell, Billy the Kid, and Saladin were connected by secret science?
…Imhotep switched places with Saint Jerome?
…Marco Polo switched places with Alfred Nobel?
…Pontious Pilate had access to nuclear power?
…hypnotism had been invented a hundred years later?
…the Cuban Missile Crisis had never happened?
…the advent of Christianity had never happened?
…the fall of the Inca Empire had never happened?

 

Story Idea – Bedtime in London

Story Idea – Bedtime in London

Story Idea

She’s a lazy yoga teacher with a dark side; He’s a famous detective with a roguish sense of humor. Together, they must learn the secrets of the Knights Templar while handcuffed together.

The First Line

He was a brave man except when it came to small, tight spaces like the tunnel in front of him.

A Few Character Names to Use

The Yoga Teacher

Althea Clarice Hood
Blanche Kelley
Corina Benjamin
Dina Merrill
Felecia Caldwell
Kerri Bryant
Leila Lola Ward
Lucinda Riley
Nanette Krista Juarez
Olivia Meagan Sanchez
Reba Battle
Rebekah Ophelia Paul
Roxanne Rosanne Davis
Ursula Watkins
Wilma Nell Cleveland

The Detective

Aldo Woods
Alvaro Irvin Saunders
Bo Shepard
Brock Lacy Burt
Dan Foster
Dewayne Donovan Jacobs
Jed Rogers
Pasquale Octavio Lopez
Theodore Erick Macias
Winfred Long Shannon

A Few Possible Settings in London

Alongside the Thames River
Near Buckingham Palace
On the London Eye

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Story Idea – Hobo on a Train

Story Idea – Hobo on a Train

Story Idea

A harmonica-playing hobo illegally hops onto a freight train heading east across the United States, and inside his car finds a newborn baby boy in a crate. What does he do with the boy, and what do people accuse him of?

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A Few Ideas for Character Names

Aurelio Wendell Spencer
Blake Man Kaufman
Eric Cox
Jackson Lara
Jaime Merle O’Donnell
Jamel Arnold
Lewis Dale Mayer
Mervin Stokes
Scot Donnell Huber
Winston Colton Acevedo

What If…

…Alexander Bell had access to faster-than-light travel?
…Columbus fought Tutankhamen?
…Columbus was killed by Imhotep?
…Lewis Carrol was more like Leonardo Da Vinci?
…Pontious Pilate had access to psychology?
…Roger Bacon was connected to Confucius by a secret bloodline?
…the Dark Ages had never happened?
…the travel of Buddism to Japan involved technicians writing a novel?