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Story idea give away

Posted in Give away, humor, Movies, Stories, Writing with tags , , , , , on February 2, 2013 by oneoveralpha

As I wrote for my first story idea give away, “I have a lot of story ideas.  So many in fact, that – unless I start writing 10,000 words a day or live to be 900 – I will never write all of them.  So what am I supposed to do?  I think most of my story ideas are interesting and should be written, and if I can’t write them then someone else should.  Therefore, I’ve decided that I should start writing up some of the ideas I know I’ll never write and put them out there for other people.  All I ask is that if you do take one of my ideas and run with it, consider acknowledging where the idea came from.  Of course, unless your story becomes a blockbuster movie, I may never hear of it, but giving me a sliver of credit would be the decent thing to do.  :D”

I’m giving this idea away on Groundhog Day because it was inspired by the movie, Groundhog Day.  Basically, the main character lives the same day over and over again.  What’s different, is that each day he wakes up as a different person with all of their memories.  So the first day he wakes up as his boss, the next day he’s the cute blonde two apartments down, and so on.  At first he is extremely freaked out, but eventually he starts having fun with it.  One day, one of his pranks goes too far, and somebody shoots him.  Instead of dying, he just wakes up in the next body.  After that, when he wakes up, he’ll see what kind of life the person had, and if he thinks it’s boring, he’ll just kill himself and move on.

My thoughts on how to end it, was to have him eventually wake up in his original body, but not realize it.  Not wanting to live a day in that loser, he jumps out the window.  Was his body swapping finished?  Was it all a dream?  Who knows.

There are two reasons I won’t write this story.  The first is the basic, I don’t the time to write it.  The second is because there are several confusing elements that I never really thought through and would take even more time I don’t have to work all the implications out.  For example, does his body still go through the day?  Like when he’s in the cute blonde down the hall, could he make her body sleep with his body?  Even more confusing, when he wakes up as a new body, does he go through the original version of the day, or the latest version of the day?  The next day when he’s in the redhead two floors up, could he make her join the cute blonde to give his original body a really good time?  One day, could he go kill some celebrity, but then the next day show up and save the day to be in the spotlight?

There is a lot of bizarre things like that that could make for an interesting story.  As I said, I don’t really have the time to write it, so hopefully someone else will write it so I can read it.

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