Okay, so recently a (very vivid) daydream has turned into a story that just won't get out of my head. Basically, it's set in 1800s America and it's about a circus freak called "The Turtle Boy" that is rescued by a doctor's family. He later reveals himself to be a Russian named Alexi and soon begins to develop romantic feelings for the eldest daughter of the doctor. (They're both around the age of 16-17.) While this is happening, the eldest daughter's jilted boyfriend, a devoute Catholic discovers this "abomination" and wants to get rid of it so he can have her hand in marriage. To make matters worst, their estranged uncle comes back for more money and begins to wreck havoc on their lives. It's just stuck in my head, and although it does sound interesting, it's too depressing methinks. Plus, the bringing in of a Catholic kid just reeks of RELIGION WAR and that's the LAST thing that I want. It's just how he appeared in my daydream. Even if the story ended with a happy ending. (I'm planning on that, btw.) I think it's because I once read a book about The Elephant Man (Joseph Merrick), and I had a classmate that was deformed and in a wheelchair and it's had a big impression on me. When I think of "The Turtle Boy", I don't think he has to look really deformed, does he? I mean, maybe his hands are misshappened, but everything else looks okay. Well, I just had to get it off of my chest. Has things like this ever happen to you? You're daydreaming and suddenly a story pops in?