Z is for Zebra in the Zany Zoo

April 30, 2014

For the A to Z challenge┬áthis year, I’m sharing science fiction and fantasy story ideas…

This seems like a kids’ book. So we’ve got a zebra in a zoo. I’m not sure if he was born in the zoo, or maybe captured by somebody and brought to the zoo because his natural habitat was threatened. Anyway…

This zoo is much weirder than your usual zoo. There are animals there like nothing Zebra has ever heard of. Quite possibly the people stay still but the animals get to wander around all over the place, which will let Zebra explore and meet lots of the other animals. And maybe there are other zany things that the animals or the zookeepers do.

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.

Thanks for visiting!

BTW, forgot to mention this yesterday, but I reached my goals for Camp Nanowrimo! The first draft of “The Gnomes are Missing” is finished, and my final word count was over 45k.


A is for Alien Abudction!

April 1, 2014

For the A to Z challenge┬áthis year, I’m sharing science fiction and fantasy story ideas that I might write. If you’re interested enough to pick them 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.

This ‘Alien Abduction’ idea is one that I had last fall and put aside in favor of Kitchen Scale:

An exhibitionist is taken prisoner and transported to a human exhibit in a ‘glass house zoo’ on Titan, where humans are expected to compete for treats in front of the eyes of aliens. At first, she loves the attention, then competes with some of the other humans to be the most popular. Struggling with homesickness, she decides she wants to go back home, and must convince the other humans to stage a ‘boredom protest’ that will convince the aliens to send them back to their natural habitat because they aren’t interesting to watch anymore.

Thanks for visiting!


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