The other day, my friend and I were discussing how relatively unpopulated the state of North Dakota is and I made some joke about how I've met all four of the state's inhabitants (I really have met an absurd number of people from Fargo in the last 2 years). Long story short, the joke continued until I thought it had potential for a sort of Christopher Moore humor-fantasy story. Here's what I have: North Dakota is home to 4 people, 3 and 1/2 of which live in Fargo. The other half runs around the state making it look more occupied, showing a leg ducking behind a barn in one town, an arm closing a window in the town over, and maybe an entire upper half driving through Bismarck. The half that remains in Fargo spends all its time drinking (Fargo being the third drunkest city in the country) to warm the traveling half. Each half is pretty insubstantial in that they aren't just top and bottom half, or left and right side. They are split in a fluid way that allows them freedom to draw on certain body parts as needed, so long as they only retain 50 percent of the entire body at one time. Now, the reason for all this is the large community of extra-terrestrials that have made their home in an advanced network of tunnels below the entire state of North Dakota. They employ these humans above ground to keep their delicate roof from collapsing under the weight of too much actual habitation and to avoid suspicion from the rest of the human race. This is how the fourth person is able to split in half, advanced alien technology. Now, with all that, I don't actually have a story at all. Why are the aliens here, what is driving the story, all that is still blurry. I'd love some help brainstorming! Thanks guys.