Hi guys, I have to submit a basic proposal for a short story very soon, which I have to develop further later on. I have narrowed it down to a few of my main ideas that I really like. I'd be happy to go with any, but I keep going back and forth and can't make a final decision on which to go for. My ideas are as follows: 1. A boy is standing at a steep drop at the edge of an abandoned quarry, which is filled with water. A young man arrives in a car and talks to the boy, assuming he is going to jump. They chat about things like TV shows and the boy reveals things about his life that may or may not be true; likewise the man. The man's motives for being there are not immediately obvious. I am considering that he may have a victim in the trunk of the car, who may be still alive, and whom he may be about to dump in the quarry - the boy hears banging coming from the trunk and ends up helping the man dump the body. The man then either throws the boy in (because he is a witness) or decides to let him go. 2. The same as above, but the young man turns out to be a gang member who is faced with pushing the boy in as part of an initiation. He either goes ahead with it, or cannot do it and tells the boy to go. 3. A seemingly-ordinary day in the life of a married woman. Her husband goes off to work, barely finding time to talk to her. She sends her child off to school and phones in sick from work, standing up to her boss for once. She visits her parents who are critical and self-absorbed, as usual. She returns home and puts on her running gear. Goes off for a run, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. She reaches a bridge and, after a brief pause, climbs the barrier and jumps off. (I'm also toying with the idea that she can't jump - not because she feels guilty but because she worries about the humiliation involved if she doesn't die). Please note that these will be developed much more, but I'm just trying to choose the best/most interesting of my ideas. I would really appreciate any opinions/advice/help, please; anything which might help me to make a decision and stick with it. Many thanks!!