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    Non-Standard SciFi-Fantasy Plots

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by Simpson17866, Apr 11, 2016.

    This just came up in a thread elsewhere, and it sounded like a good idea :)

    I would certainly like to try ;)

    Just starting with fantasy myself for now:

    An orc and a human trying to start a war between their peoples, so they team up to make each group think that the other is evil

    A human trying to turn vampires, werewolves, and zombies into humans

    A mage suing a corporation for the right to use corporate land for a lunar ritual

    A gorgon trying to get a job as a mob enforcer but getting a hit put out for accidentally petrifying the boss's right-hand man during the interview

    A dwarf tries to write a conspiracy thriller about short humans infiltrating the government, but actual spies realize that he came up with a good idea and they try to stop him from being published so that they can do it themselves without his fiction giving people ideas about what to look for
     
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    A wizard devises a process to give people organ transplants via teleport spells, but then people start wanting to steal his magic for involuntary organ harvesting.

    Someone wishes to find the mythical creatures known as bees, so as to get rich from the mystical substance known as honey.

    A farm boy cheats a test to determine who is the chosen one and gets into deeper and deeper trouble as faking being the chosen one gets harder.

    An engineer sets up a security systems business and creates increasingly convoluted mazes and traps to foil raiding adventurers

    Dragons wish to set up a passenger airline,(with themselves as the planes) but must deal with the various fears and prejudices against dragons that each kingdom has.
     
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    A mermaid uses her pet whale as a gun runner during world war 3.

    A boy with the ability to fly becomes an environmentalist and wages war with local duck hunters.

    Centaurs rise up against their urban oppressors refusing to be transportation, labor and game players in some lame version of basketball polo.

    A land of wizards and magicians all who have been using magic liberally their entire lives find they've lost their abilities. And now even the simplest task becomes a problem.
     
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    A fallen angel tries to gain genitals.

    All the males of an alien race suddenly vanish one day and the females are searching for another race who they can mate with.

    A yellow dwarf falls in love with a black hole.

    Hillary Clinton wins the elections. The people of Atlantis who have hidden themselves all these years rise up to protest against her.
     
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    Humans begin using their newly-acquired shapeshifting powers to manipulate a civilization of reptilian aliens.

    Cult archaeologists from Atlantis try to prove the existence of the legendary Seven Unsubmerged Continents.

    Aliens abduct people as part of a social experiment, gauging Mankind's willingness to believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life.
     
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    Humanity has been enslaved by ants, for the purpose of having their toe fungus harvested to feed the ever expanding colonies. :supergrin:

    Humans in flying saucers abduct little grey aliens and probe them in the butt, along with other horrible experiments in the name of "science". :superlaugh:
     
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    Vampire complaining about how it was impossible to find decent humans to drink blood from, during the Black Plague.

    Werewolves and "that time of the month"
     
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    I once wrote a short story where a guy volunteers to spend the day and night with a woman he just met during her 'time of the month'. At first he's a little confused as she buys a whole bunch of medical supplies instead of just lady products, but shrugs it off. While watching a movie that night she transforms, and he has to keep his promise by following her during her rampage, saving people's lives, apologizing to strangers, and negotiating with SWAT.
     
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    The cult of Moloch tries to keep the industry of child murder alive by infiltrating the Christian churches to campaign for conversion therapy and the ACLU to protest anti-cyberbullying laws in the name of 1st amendment free speech, guaranteeing that more and more children are driven to commit suicide by the society that is supposed to be protecting them.
     
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    So you have met my ex-wife, I see. (I am sorry). :superlaugh:
     
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    A dragon hires a wizard to 'steal' his hoard of gold so that it can cash in on its insurance policy.
    The thief the wizard hires botches the job, uncovers a hidden evil, and starts a giant war.
     
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    I want to read this!!! Please?? :D
     
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    Like a lot of my old stuff, its on an old computer.
     
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    .. and? No way to stick a drive in? :(
     
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    lm pretty sure that story was in my parents old computer, back in the 90s
     
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    Pity. Well then, that answers that. Any chance you will write it again? ;) Just kidding..
     
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    Disney's Robin Hood cartoon, done Game of Thrones style.
     
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    You mean like Warrior Cats ;)
     
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    Ha ha ha- *google search* Oh my God, that's a real thing...
     
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    Yes, and when I read those books as a kid I did not register just how graphic a lot of the death scenes were in the power struggles between the different Clans' leaderships :eek:
     
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    Redwall books had alot of violence too.
     
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    A group of con men set up fake quests for adventures in an attempt to sell them useless potions. Of course, as the adventurers get stronger, they have to find bigger things for them to kill.

    A sales assistants finds out they are "the chosen one" and harbinger of the apocalypse.

    A group of Z list super villains are trying to rehabilitate themselves to normal life.
     
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    Know what's really amazing? Some of these actually sound really interesting . . .
     
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    Let us breed new Pratchdams <.>

    A struggling carpenter discovers he is the bastard son of the king, set to inherit the throne. He commits suicide due to the sudden pressure placed upon him.

    A great battle is waged between the forces of good and evil over the copyright violation of a famous minstrel's song. Millions die.

    The witch of the northern swamp moves into the city to open a successful bakery and day-care center.

    10000 goblins, a great horde, march to the capital to peacefully protest against the racism that runs rampant within the realm.
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    The government of Mars declares war on Old Earth due to their lack of space-sewage regulation laws.

    An alien race makes first contact with earth, abducting all the cats. They leave, never to be seen again.

    A starship crew travel backwards in time and find no way to return to their own timeline. They return to ancient earth and die of measles.
     
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    A guy is reincarnated as a different person every time he dies. Sick of immortality, he sets out to destroy the world to end the cycle of reincarnation.
     
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