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SGI "short" Story Workshop 2.2 Topic Suggestions

02 Sep 2005 03:03 #2306 by lfan
Excuse me, I never said 'facility' or 'protective'.....wait a minute, I guess I did......

OK, screw it! As long as it has a 'break' and a 'custody' element, its fair game....

Or maybe I'll lean toward another topic.....time to ponder in front of a Surreal Life marathon.....

Will have my final decision on a topic in time....

Peace
LF

He he he.

As usual, what I don't write is just as important as what I do.

I was actually planning on a liberal shoveling of my usual creative license on the 'break someone from creative custody' were it to be chosen. I never said 'facility', just 'custody'. Never said 'start from the outside', just 'break from'. And 'protective' is always relative to your point of view.

For example a scene I'd envisioned for it would take place in a mob-controlled gentleman's club, where the owner was detaining an otherwise hostile witness. The ubergirl in question's secret ID would be as a police detective. She and her partner would agree to investigate the club incognito and split up. While the partner takes up position at the bar, as agreed, she agrees to snoop around backstage. Well...until she blazes on stage in her police outfit and tries to put on a 'dirty cop' show and effect the hostage escape without blowing her REAL cover.

You know how those things usualy go. Anyway, just one "inside the box? what box?" example that I'd consider "perfectly by-the-book". :roll:

Well, to the "letter of the law" perhaps. :roll:

Carry on.
:D
Love,
-White Paw

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02 Sep 2005 05:11 #2307 by WhitePaw
:D
Nutha idea:

Real estate sales offices all look the same.
Phil sauntered up to Cindy's cubicle. "You doin anything for Halloween?"
She eyed him in an unspoken 'ppplease' over her black-framed glasses. "Wanna come?"
His heart lept. She doesn't have a date!?! "Uh...sure."
"Cool." She chirped that too easily. "I'll drive. Pick you up at 8?"
He'd dropped into her plush sedan before he could get a full eye of her costume.
DAAWMN! "Uh...nice supergirl outfit."
"Thanks." She winked and tossed her hair back before standing on the gas. "Nice office casual. You'll stand out just fine."
He didn't care where they were going. His eyes hugged her sleekly toned legs rather than the road the entire way over...mostly. Didn't realize she was so....FREAKING STACKED....she must be paddin those...
"Bring your bucket?" She winked as her skirt flashed her thong on the way out of the car.
"What?"
"Goin trick-or-treating!" She bounced around the car. "Comawn, it'll be fun!"
"Uh...." His eyes opened to the neighborhood for the first time. It was far more 'hood' than 'neighbor'. "Cindy?"
"Trust me. This is the BEST place!" She bounded up a frail-looking set of apartment stairs like a gazelle, skirt flashing like a doe's tail all the way.
He scrambled up after her as she pounded loudly on an ancient, splintering door and arrived just in time to be caught in it's maw as it swung open.
The roach motel was packed with shaved heads, tatoos, torn up couches, bandanas, smoke, bottles, angry looks, knives, cash, dominoes, pounding music...and guns.
Lots of guns.
Most of them pointed out the door.
"Trick or treat!" She beamed.

....

Finish THAT (1000 words from there)! :evil:

Love,
-White Paw

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02 Sep 2005 07:01 #2308 by YAGS
The concept of everyone continuing the same story could be interesting.

White Paw's suggestion gave me an additional idea for a one word theme suggestion: Halloween. Several of the topics suggested so far could fit into this one, and the timing's right for it with October coming up.

YAGS

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02 Sep 2005 07:17 #2309 by WhitePaw
Yeah, at this rate, it'll be "national dress-up day" before this round wraps up.

And I meant a " :twisted: "

Love,
-White Paw

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02 Sep 2005 10:18 #2310 by conceptfan
Hey, Whitepaw. That's not a bad concept. Why don't you start a new interactive story with that text?

"Haloween" (costumes, trick/treating) etc. is a very North American thing (although they seem to have it in Uzbekistan too, unless you're lying about your location).

Sorry, but the "horror" idea doesn't do much for me. Personally, for Workshop 2.2, I like Whitepaw's other ("custody") idea. "Don't worry, sir. You're perfectly safe here. No-one can get in. These walls are two foot th- What the hell was that...?" If we could be vague enough with the wording, then everyone should be able to find an angle to suit.

I also think Mikey's idea - every story beginning with the same words - is great for a 1000-word piece. It would be really interesting to see where different authors go from the exact same starting point.

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02 Sep 2005 17:46 #2313 by ultragirl
Horror doesn't do much for Conceptfan? I'm so confused. :?

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03 Sep 2005 06:00 #2323 by ace191
White Paw you are a clever cat! I really liked your Halloween
idea with a slight tweak. She rings the bell, but she can be in any costume and he can be in costume or in street clothes. I came up with a story line on the way to work and finished it on the way home. Maybe next time!

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06 Sep 2005 05:28 #2336 by WhitePaw

White Paw you are a clever cat! I really liked your Halloween
idea with a slight tweak. She rings the bell, but she can be in any costume and he can be in costume or in street clothes. I came up with a story line on the way to work and finished it on the way home. Maybe next time!


<prrrrrrrrr> You're so sweet :oops:
Post it! Would love to have a read :)
Love,
-White Paw.

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