first post but anyway.. im the type of person with a million ideas in my head swirling aroung dying to get out on paper. im struggling at the moment to find rational reason why my characters meet, with out being cliche, im also always concerned that things i have read will come out in my stories. i should probably say im strictly a fantasy person, dragons, fictional lands and worlds etc. im just looking for some simple one line ideas on how 6 seemingly complete strangers can meet. 2 of my characters are siblings, so i have them covered. ok the run down: we have 6 normal people, nothing out of the ordinary about them, except they where all born on the same day, at the same hour ( of course only the siblings know this) during their dayly routines etc, they find ah.. shards. some light white glowing, others dark like bits of coal.. these shards have an affect on each person and i suppose ( my thoughts havent reached this far) they are shunned by their family and friends and / or they set out to find a person who may know what is happening to them and why.. ok thats enuf babbling almost got thru the whole plot sorry wasnt intentional.. anyway i would like any suggestions, eg: meet in battle ..