Long story short: Lot of ideas I'd like to continue working on, but as soon as I start one, another call to me and I turn my attention to it. So I thought I'd work on the one that is most appealing to the members of the Writing Forums community. I have small (not really) summaries of the ideas below (keep in mind these are my Sci-Fi-possibly-cliche ideas) All comments are welcome. JEREMIAH WOODS (post-apocalyptic/Xmen/JJ Abrams type of theme) It is the year 2016, seven years after a man-made disaster, known as The Storm, wiped most of Earth's inhabitants from existence. Those that survive suffer the effects of the disaster - a physical adoption of the material they last had contact with during The Storm (eg. wood, steel, sand etc). A community of survivors grows stronger each day, with the intention of finding a cure and rebuilding the world, among them a bitter, modern day warrior named Jeremiah Woods. However, a Scientist (partly responsible for The Storm) wants to rebuild the world his way and will do anything he can to get his hands on the human rumored to have survived The Storm completely unharmed. The human being a stubborn, fifteen year old girl. Jeremiah is instructed to retrieved the unaffected human and return her to the community, all the while battling the Swarm (followers of the Scientist whose abilities have been enhanced) and battling the girl’s personality. What could go wrong? NIGHT RUNNER (modern day/action/teen/superhero type of theme) Rosh and Zanthe are two bright, but bored teenagers living in New York, the city in which criminals don’t stand a chance against the likes of Superheroes like Captain Pryde, Thundero and [insert another superhero name here]. Wanting excitement back in the city, Rosh and Zanthe consider investigating the whereabouts of a once-famous Supervillain they were told about, but don’t follow through, convinced that the idea is stupid. They change their minds, however, when they accidentally stumble across said Supervillain; The Night Runner. Rosh and Zanthe convince to return to his old ways and, with their help, The Night Runner successfully brings excitement and terror back to the streets of New York – but under one condition. He must not kill. Everything’s going well – until the Superheroes become disgruntled. The Night Runner has defeated and evaded them at multiple levels and their popularity is starting to drop and something must be done about it - no matter what it takes. Perhaps Superheroes aren't always the good guys. THE VOLUNTEERS (modern day/sci-fi but serious/action type of theme) A week since the murder of his wife, a molecular biologist, Ben Johnson is slowly adjusting to life with his daughter, Hailey (not his biological daughter – Ben married Sara when she as pregnant and her boyfriend abandoned her). But when he and his daughter are targeted by a group of people possessing inhuman abilities, he begins to question what his wife’s real occupation was. So, to spoil everything – Sara White (wife) was a molecular biologist, but she worked under the alias of Emily Forthes. She believed that the drug/antibiotic she created could have an affect on both physical and mental ailments (still figuring a out a more scientific approach to this). Working secretly with the government, Sara rounded up a group of volunteers (hence the title), all with different illnesses or injuries and all sworn to keep the trial a secret. Of course, it doesn’t work entirely the way Sara wants it, does it? The symptoms of each volunteers is reversed (loosely), so: Osteoporosis (brittle bone) -> enhanced ‘super’ strength Paraplegia -> teleportation Leprosy (or something) -> physical transformation (think Mystique from Xmen but without the blue spikes and whatever) Electrocution -> control of electricity Hypochondria -> ability to make others believe they are in pain etc. Common Cold -> Death (simplest of ailments, yet kills the volunteer) Death -> not being able to die So these ‘Volunteers’ vow revenge (or something like that) and want to retrieve the antidote that Sara White made (in case of such a scenario arising). Different motives for different characters for trying to get the antidote, but Sara’s hidden it somewhere… blah… and yeah… that’s where I sort of get stuck. So what d’you think?