Is the "ghost with unfinished business" idea been done to death? Pardon the pun. I was half asleep when I got the idea. You know, when you're just starting to wake but not fully, and someone is yelling at you about somehing they supposedly told you to do but probably didn't. When you're contemplating suicide and just ready to leave it all behind you. Then this idea hit me. (The above is a slightly demented aspect of my life.) So any way I got to thinking, my MC could be at the end of his rope, so to speak. Just tired of continuous bills, dead-end job, no social life that's not due to lack of trying. So one fine day he just decides that enough is enough. Goes to work to tie up a few loose ends and leaves at lunch. Loose ends: Delete important files from his computer, tell his boss what he thinks of him, tell that one certain snobby secretary how much a waste of good air she really is, that kind of thing. So after all that, he leaves at lunch and goes out to a old feild where he and his grandfather had walked dozens of times when he was younger. An old tree his grandfather had carved he and his grandmother's name into when they were dating. With his rope in hand he tosses it over the lowest branch that's high enough to do the job. After he climbs the tree, puts the noose around his neck, and jumps, a weird thing happens. His feet hit the ground. Thinking the rope had snapped he reaches for his neck and realizes the noose isn't there. Now feeling like a complete failure, he doesn't bother to look up at the branch. He walks home. Maybe he just wakes up in bed as soon as the rope tightens. I haven't thought that far ahead. And I'm thinging maybe have a long dead friend of his approach after he starts to realize something's wrong. Like he goes on back to work, apologizes to someone and they just kind of blow him off. Kinda like in Sixth Sense (sorry for those of you who haven't seen it.) I didn't mean for this to turn into such a long post. I just get caught up in a idea sometimes and my fingers just won't stop. If there are any ideas that I might have missed, feel free to post them. And I know an idea is what you make it, but I'd still like a little feedback.