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Short Story Ideas IV

Updated on July 31, 2011

The legend of the guardian bell...

Have you ever heard or read the old motorcycle folk lore tale about the "Guardian Bell"?

Whether you already know about the legend or you're just looking into it now, I bet you could spin an interesting tale from the legend and create a prize winning short story. Why not give it a try?

Guarding Pandora's Box

Through a strange set of circumstances and the death of an estranged family member, you've suddenly found yourself in the possession of Pandora's box and a letter that says it's your job to guard the box from ever being opened...

The Baby That Wouldn't Come Out...

This is probably every pregnant woman's nightmare, yet it might still make a thrilling tale with the right writer under it's wings... Imagine that you're at 40 weeks of pregnancy already. You're exhausted, tired, constantly starving, you can barely walk and you feel like you have an overgrown watermelon in your belly. Your doctor insists that everything is fine, that you're healthy and your baby is doing great.

You're tired of it though and you want this baby to come out, you're more than ready for the little one's birthday to come. You have everything prepared at home, a name picked out and your whole family is waiting for the day...

Your doctor has told you to wait until at least 44 weeks before trying to induce or considering a c-section. So when the day comes that you reach 44 weeks, you're more than ready for it all to be over, when you find out that some mysterious illness overtook your doctor and before he passed, he forgot to put the order in for you to be induced.... It appears the hospital is over run with babies coming left and right and they want you to wait another week if you can. You reluctantly agree but wonder what this world is coming to... What's up with your baby, won't it ever come out?


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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      OK I gotta get to work on all of these! I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. I must give this an “Up ONE and Useful.” I'm now your fan! RJ

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