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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Hey guys,

    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!!!!

    1. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ferrets, I hate those little guys.

      1. NewYorker profile image58
        NewYorkerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Komodo Dragons.

    2. Has_aWayWithWords profile image61
      Has_aWayWithWordsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      For nature I would say Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Tornados wreak about as much havoc on humans as one can imagine.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. Stevennix2001 profile image89
      Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.  smile

  2. wyanjen profile image82
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    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


    smile maybe not nightmare material for the grown ups, but for me??  lol

    good luck!

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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

    2. classicalgeek profile image85
      classicalgeekposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ugh. I hate squirrels. I vote yes, make the world see them for the monsters they are!

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    And if you guys get on a roll and give more ideas I might be able to squeeze out more books smile But n-e-ways more ideas anyone?

    Animals so far:
    Ducks
    Giant Cat-sized Suqirrel

    Nature so far:
    Trees
    River

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    mini beavers big_smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sweet! Love it lyrics thank you!

  5. Hmrjmr1 profile image80
    Hmrjmr1posted 8 years ago

    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 cool

  6. kj8 profile image61
    kj8posted 8 years ago

    Killer kangaroos - believe me they are dangerous

    1. classicalgeek profile image85
      classicalgeekposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hahahaha reminds me of that episode of "Supernova" (the BBC comedy with Rob Bryson).

  7. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    Giant hogweed
    Seaweed
    Flowers that look pretty but something in the pollen or scent is wrong?

    Sheep, usually so innocuous and scared of humans
    Owls

    1. classicalgeek profile image85
      classicalgeekposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "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 wink

      Not to discourage you at all from using it, I think it's a great idea.

      1. WriteAngled profile image81
        WriteAngledposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Great minds must think alike then smile  I've never heard of Outer Limits, so wasn't working on any sort of memories of reading it.

  8. PrettyPanther profile image84
    PrettyPantherposted 8 years ago

    Have you ever been camping near water and those little tiny gnats come out in swarms at dusk?

  9. classicalgeek profile image85
    classicalgeekposted 8 years ago

    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.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    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 smile And I love hearing from you guys. smile

  11. Pr0metheus profile image57
    Pr0metheusposted 8 years ago

    Nature: Air
    Animal: Microscopic animals that invade the body

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Prometheus

    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. smile

  13. Christopher Floyd profile image59
    Christopher Floydposted 8 years ago

    I have two:

    Falling leaves.

    and

    Hummingbirds.

    Falling leaves I could do, but if you can make hummingbirds scary you're onto something.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    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!

  15. Luciendasky profile image68
    Luciendaskyposted 8 years ago

    hey CW - how about fluffy little bunnies - jk - miss you guys - I am busy busy busy - ttyl

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sad I miss chatting with you Lucie hurry up and get UNBUSY! lol

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    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    Tornado's, Hurricane's, Tsunami's

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would but those ones are so over done it's not funny. I want natural aspects no one suspects big_smile I'm cruel like that lol

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        logic,commonsenseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Dark Matter!

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          Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          hmmmm....that is an interesting one and not overdone...I'll write it in my list big_smile

  17. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 8 years ago

    Animal: Platypus

    Nature: Eclipse

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I'm enjoying these ideas...anyone else have any more? smile

  19. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 8 years ago

    Animal: Tree frog

    Nature: rainbow

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      oooo a killer rainbow how creepy. Not going to visit Hawaii again lol nice

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    ooo you should write your own short stories cosette! I think it would be a fun challenge for anyone. I say go for it big_smile

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    haha i already have several i have been keeping on the back burner. you're on a roll, it sounds like. cool! big_smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    thanks! I have to put this on the back burner for now but it is definitely something I want to make into books. big_smile

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    smile sounds great. i wish you every success.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    thanks Cosette. I hope they turn out just right, just scary enough to not give ppl nightmares but still lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    So here is the list as it stands for my several books on natreu and animals going beserk on humans:

    Nature:
    1st book:
    Trees
    River
    Seaweed
    Giant hogweed

    2nd book:
    Flowers
    Rain
    Clouds
    Snow
    3rd book:

    Wind
    Could
    Heat
    Air

    4th book:
    Falling leaves
    Eclipse
    Rainbow
    Northern lights

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Animals: (going to put insects together, birds, etc but this is the list I have written out)

    1st book:
    Ducks
    Giant cat-sized squirrel
    Mini beavers
    Skunks

    2nd book:
    Kangaroos
    Sheep
    Owls
    Ferrets

    3rd book:
    Tiny gnats
    Parrots
    Humming birds
    Butterflies

    4th book
    Bunnies
    Platypus
    Lizards
    Ladybugs

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    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. smile

  28. Lynda Gary profile image55
    Lynda Garyposted 8 years ago

    A few more cents to add to the piggy bank:

    Nature:
    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.

    Animals:
    something domestic, that little kids all have
    all the reptiles in a pet store
    ants

    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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