Hello everyone, I want to say thanks for anyone willing to offer opinions and that the forum posts I have been reading give me a lot of encouragement that this is a good/safe place to share creative ideas. So my idea so far is a dystopian setting. In the future, the world is mostly intact both man-made and natural, but people are in far less prevalent due to a virus that spread wildly, killing hosts eventually. I called it the refrain virus because I based of how I envisioned it would affect people. The refrain virus causes the infected people to slowly shut down cognitively, and eventually become catatonic. It's slow to show symptoms but contagious early, making it easy to pass on. I guess the world would have ended as the numbers of infected just overwhelmed the healthy, and the unwillingness of people to stop caring for them when they were clearly not dead caused a breakdown of society. This would mean that characters would be fearful of others and that they would eventually come upon people who were still alive, but far enough along in infection to be immobile or slow. So after the world of mankind collapses and the survivors go back to prioritizing survival, the pockets of relatively organized people, likely military bases and the surrounding community, would be trying to survive and rebuild. They would be the antagonists because of how harshly they deal with any possible infected outside of their isolated communities. Thinking "greater good" applied harshly and coldly to the infected or potentially infected. Other antagonists would be the standard end of the world things I guess, bandits and the like depending on what I come up with as the MC motivation. I thought a lot about the emotional conflict that this world might produce as people would struggle between survival choices and moral choices, both for themselves and the infected, who would not die because of the infection but because someone decided to stop taking care of them. Apologies for the long first post, but I want to include what details I have considered so far to get honest/accurate feedback.