I'm starving for a plot. I've spent over two weeks on the fence about my novels story. I've abandoned my first idea (http://www.writingforums.org/showthread.php?t=360), only because I coudn't work it out. If you guys wouldn't mind, simple, and I mean extremely simple ideas that you guys might recommend for writing a story about would be greatly appreciated. I just need a spark of imagination. I don't know if it helps, but here's my main character outline: Trent, 27 years old, and the protagonist, grew up without any religious background. He was raised in a middle to higher class family in Los Angeles. He has always enjoyed reading and learning, but he never set out to do that; it only came as a result of his parents urging him to finish high school. He was always one of the smartest kids, even in the one AP class he took, but his un-enthusiastic demeanor limited his capabilities. He wanted to learn, but not about algebra or health. He often wondered, as many kids did, when A squared plus B squared equals C squared would ever be useful in a real world situation. He passed, but barely. He was looking for something that grabbed his interest. Nothing he came across before had lured him into wanting to discover. Trent is extremely laid back, almost passive. He’d never set out to do anything drastic without encouragement or a strong incentive. His 5’11 athletic frame never stood out as uniquely strong, but he isn’t weak either. He has light brown hair, green eyes and tanned skin. He is athletic, and played some sports growing up, but subsided from such activities in High School. Beatrice is one of the few individuals that Trent has met where he feels comfortable in confiding his emotions. When Trent does read, which is often, he enjoys fantasy and science-fiction; a means of escaping his own life. He listens to Instrumental music, as he finds the complexities of it intriguing.