I have decided to make two books of short stories...horror short stories of course lmao. I already have one done that I have to edit of course or rewrite actually but hey it's all good. A friend gave me the idea for another one.
Okay now I need help for 6 more ideas...not ideas but 6 certain items that will help me come up with my own ideas.
First book is nature reaking havok on humans (mwhahahaha) and the story I have is trees. I need 3 more nature items for the 3 other short stories.
The second book is animals reaking havok on humans (mwhahaha again lol) and the first animal was given to me by one of my best friends, the animal being ducks and need 3 more animals (not like lions or bears some animals no one would expect and not ants either they are already over done in bad Sci-Fi movies)
Anyways 6 different people 6 different items please!!!!
For nature I would say Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Tornados wreak about as much havoc on humans as one can imagine.
i think it would be interesting, and a good challenge, to take something ordinary, not scary, and nice, even, and make it sinister. for example, everyone loves sunny days, right? but what if every day was sunny and mild? no rain, no snow...just day after day of sunny, mild weather. it could cause all kinds of problems.
and creatures that no one would think of as being scary, like bunnies and butterflies, and make them scary. maybe people see more butterflies and at first are delighted but then more and more come, cocoons everywhere you look, and something strange emerges from them. maybe the bunnies are irresistable, but hiding some deadly secret, that sort of thing.
hmmm...your story idea has a lot of possibilities. maybe you can include something involving insects too, as they've been around since even before the Jurassic period on earth. or say something about the oceans, as humanity has yet to discover all it's creatures. heck, we barely just found proof of whale sharks and giant squids recently. what about cats being worshipped in acient egypt. i bet that would make for an interesting subplot. anyway, i hope that helps.
Animal: the giant cat-sized neighborhood squirrel that jumped out of the dumpster when I threw my trash in yesterday - scared the HELL out of me...
nature: a river that rises & falls for no reason. flooding one day, not deep enough to take your boat out the next day.
fast currents also scare the hell out of me
maybe not nightmare material for the grown ups, but for me??
Sweet! that is one huge squirrel I love it! Too bad you didn't get a picture of it Jen I would love to see it hehehehehe.
thanks I love 'em both and trust me I can make them scary for other ppl. I scared the crap out of my friends with my tree one and they hike a lot hehehehe
Ugh. I hate squirrels. I vote yes, make the world see them for the monsters they are!
And if you guys get on a roll and give more ideas I might be able to squeeze out more books But n-e-ways more ideas anyone?
Animals so far:
Giant Cat-sized Suqirrel
Nature so far:
Skunks?? (With an Acid Spray) (mwhahahaha)
Alien Sheep? That talk like Yoda (mwhahahaha)
Or how bout little tiny garden fairies that turn into....ZOMBIES!!(OOOOHH mwhahahaha)?
Hope that helps
Flowers that look pretty but something in the pollen or scent is wrong?
Sheep, usually so innocuous and scared of humans
"Flowers that look pretty but something in the pollen or scent is wrong?"
This was in an excellent Outer Limits episode--not only did the flowers kill people but they spread acres in a day. (And, incidentally, that's not so far-fetched if you live in the southern US and have seen kudzu grow.) The reason we're not all dead is that the rain killed them
Not to discourage you at all from using it, I think it's a great idea.
Have you ever been camping near water and those little tiny gnats come out in swarms at dusk?
Animals--I once wrote a horror story about my elderly, arthritic cat. He would stare at a particular corner all day, and suddenly pounce at nothing at all in that corner.
River--a friend once wrote a story about a river that was taking a human "sacrifice" (read boating/swimming accident) every year from this village in India. Now imagine if the river were actually sentient. Now imagine if every feature in the landscape were sentient. And malevolent. (Ok, now I'm afraid of my houseplants. I've neglected them in the past and they might just be resentful.)
Nature--rain, clouds, fog (never mind that that one's been done, do it differently), cold, heat, sunshine, snow, wind.
Animals--the aforementioned squirrels, fleas, parrots, hummingbirds, lizards (the kind you keep as pets), beetles.
And I have a new category for you--household objects. I won't detail this one because I'll wind up being afraid my mp3 player is plotting with my Blackberry to insert subliminal messages into my playlist.
thanks for all of the great ideas guys. I have written them down and will see which ones work and which ones don't.
and WriteAngeled you and I thought a like for the flower on too LMAO We're good.
And I totally forgot that was an Outer Limits episode classicalgeek. SWEET! I love Outer Limits!
N-e-ways thanks guys
And if anyone else wants to put in their two sense go ahaed I can always write more books And I love hearing from you guys.
Animal: Microscopic animals that invade the body
Oh and for others if you get any ideas for stories for yourselves, by all means run with it! I am not here just help myself but to help other writers as well to hopefully spark interest to write on any topic.
I have two:
Falling leaves I could do, but if you can make hummingbirds scary you're onto something.
good ones Chris thanks...I'll do my best with hummingbirds. I kind of have an idea where to go with that one...but I need to actually write it out a bit to see if it'll work. and I think I can do falling leaves too.
Oh hey welcome to hubpages by the way!
hey CW - how about fluffy little bunnies - jk - miss you guys - I am busy busy busy - ttyl
I would but those ones are so over done it's not funny. I want natural aspects no one suspects I'm cruel like that lol
nice suggestions. I guess I'm going to have to write more than one book on each topic. lol sweet you guys are making it a challenge for me that I can't wait to get started on...hopefully soon after I get the editing of my other story done. I love writing horror and you guys have so many great ideas
I hope I'm not the only one getting ideas for stories
ooo you should write your own short stories cosette! I think it would be a fun challenge for anyone. I say go for it
haha i already have several i have been keeping on the back burner. you're on a roll, it sounds like. cool!
thanks! I have to put this on the back burner for now but it is definitely something I want to make into books.
thanks Cosette. I hope they turn out just right, just scary enough to not give ppl nightmares but still lol
So here is the list as it stands for my several books on natreu and animals going beserk on humans:
Animals: (going to put insects together, birds, etc but this is the list I have written out)
Giant cat-sized squirrel
I did tell Cagsil this already but if I can get this books going and accepted by an agent and published I am going to dedicate these to you the hubbers to show my appreciation for all of the help and support you have shown me. And yes I mean all hubbers even though who are new and those who could care less about me and the hubstaff too.
A few more cents to add to the piggy bank:
dirt (a dirt path through an evergreen forest, perhaps?)
a field of [soybeans, clover, etc.]
bare trees, after they lose their leaves in the fall
Think of what S. King did with fog! for example.
something domestic, that little kids all have
all the reptiles in a pet store
You probably already know this, but to be succesful with your idea, each of your short stories will have to be original and unique. Avoid the temptation to follow a format where the story is basically the same but just the object changes. Otherwise, each story will be too predictable. It will be a hard sell. Publishers who put their money on these type of anthologies usually want stories that have independently been published (like, in a magazine) and that have received critical acclaim.
I'd be happy to review something for you!
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