For the A to Z challenge this year, I’m sharing science fiction and fantasy story ideas…
So, we’ve got fully automated cars that can drive themselves in this world, but my protagonist, a middle-aged guy, still loves to drive the old-fashioned way, which is generally known as ‘going manual.’ He gets in an accident while he was in manual, and loses all driving privileges. He can’t go into manual when he’s going to work and back, he can’t go to the track with other guys who race for fun.
Desperate, he goes to an illegal chop shop to buy a car that doesn’t have an electronic override, but the chop shopper wants a favor, he wants this anonymous guy to drive a specially modified car across the state to make a delivery. It’s only after our hero takes off in the car that he finds out it’s wired to blow up if anything goes wrong!
If you’re interested enough to pick this up and write your own version, feel free; ideas are cheap. And let me know! I’ll be keeping the notions vague enough that lots of different stories might be written from them.
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