I'm thinking of writing a sort of magical-realism thing for my next project. (It's going to be a script, in case this effects your judgement.) So two characters meet when one of them is doing a classic "run away from her past" thing and the other one is returning from a camping trip that was supposed to help him sort things out in his life, but didn't. She's hitchiking, he picks her up. There's my first stumbling block: it's modern times, but she's a "tough" character who has some sort of weapon with her. Do you think this would work, or would the hitchhiking be a distraction for you? Second: I'm going to throw in some dreams that may or may not be prophetic. I'm leaving this up to the readers (or viewers) to decide what's going on. I don't want to have outright shared dreams, but do you think it would be okay to have them appear in each other's dreams? There will be no romantic tension between them, although they are two straight people of opposite gender stuck together for an extended amount of time. Could dreaming about each other give people the wrong impression? Third: He's a young guy just starting at a high-paying proffessional job. (Think doctor, lawyer, ect.) But to keep his high wages and social status, he has to do some immoral things, which is his main source of conflict in the story. What should he have to do? Finally: At the end of story, they each make what would be considered to be the "wrong" decision: he goes for the high-powered job over his morals, and she returns to a life of violence and stuff like that. Any thoughts on that? Thanks in advance!