I have a story in my mind entitled "The Adventures of Joey Nymph". I have yet to actually write this story, but I have a feeling that it may end up being a very different kind of story. It is told from the point of the main character, Joey Nymph, who starts out life as a child in Thailand. He is raised in the Buddhist faith and grows up very much in the world of mythology and folklore. His other-worldly upbringing begins when his mother reads Thai folktales to him when he is of a very young age. He then comes to familiarise himself with a number of mythological/legendary people, creatures and stories. When he is a young teenager, his father, who is a supernatural hunter, buys rights to the land and, possibly, the creatures of a nearby supernatural world. This world is home to a number of different legendary/mythological creatures, including vampires, werewolves, fairies, dragons, unicorns and a slayer. The latter is a dark and vicious character, complete with the mindset of a terrible killer. Due to harsh weather, a flood occurs and kills everyone in the neighbourhood except for Joey. Joey survives because of his abilities as a strong swimmer. He is able to swim down and open the portal which leads into the supernatural world. However, due to the fast flow of the water, he is unable to close the portal back up again and the water enters the supernatural world with him. However, he, plus three ghosts, a mother werewolf and her son, a vampire named Delora and the slayer, survives the flood. They then end up stranded on top the carport outside of Delora's home. Within the first few days or so, the slayer destroys and/or kills all of the other supernatural creatures, except for Delora, who manages to fight her off. Eventually, when the water level has gone down enough, Delora and Joey leave the carport and Joey builds a new home for them out of a wood, as well as creating a stake to use both as a weapon and as a tool for training Delora out of her wild ways. However, the threat of the slayer still continues to trouble them, especially as she keeps returning to them. Will Joey and Delora survive being stranded together? One of my only concerns about this particular story is that it may be too similar to "Life of Pi", especially as it could end up with Joey telling his story to a journalist and, possibly, having to tell a different story at some point. Also, I will admit that this story was kind of inspired by "Life of Pi"... Also, because of the whole "slayer" thing, could it possibly be seen as being too similar to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". I am a huge fan of that show, and I do not agree with stealing, as a general rule.