• Tell the story of a scar, whether a physical scar or emotional one
  • You discovers a dead body OR witnesses a death.
  • You discovers a ghost
  • You are living in poverty comes into an unexpected fortune
  • You are on a journey. However, they are interrupted by a natural disaster OR an accident
  • You runs into the path of a monster
  •  You are Walking in the streets
  • A character with an addiction who discovers that they’re someone else’s addiction.
  • A historical character who travels to the present day and causes chaos when they steal back something that originally belonged to them.
  • An alien species that lands on earth but is only detectable through literature.
  • A world where every other person is born with wings and the history of how this came about.
  • A magical object that teleports into the hand of anyone who thinks about it, and the difficulties this causes for its owner.
  • A character who’s seeking justice for a murder they committed but can’t prove.
  • A faustian musician who’s trying to resurrect a dead musician so they can jam together.
  • A character who’s trying to win back their partner who ran away with their best friend.
  • A spirit animal’s quest to choose their human.
  • A mythical drug that’s at the root of someone’s family tree.
  • A fountain pen collector who’s found murdered, and the murder weapon is a fountain pen that was rumoured to have belonged to a famous historical figure.
  • A teenage boy who dreams of marrying a(n alien) princess.
  • A wedding planner who bears a secret grudge against happily married (or engaged) couples.
  • The history of a family who are committed to resurrecting an ancient art.
  • A character whose obsession with entomology threatens to unleash a plague of biblical proportions.
  • A group of archeologists who discover the ruins of Atlantis on a newly-formed volcanic island.
  • A knight who spends five years trying to break a spell cast on him by a witch, only to slowly fall in love with her.
  • A character whose family and friends believe that they are a mythological figure resurrected, even though they don’t believe it themselves.
  • A sailor who is shipwrecked on an artificial island-kingdom owned by an eccentric billionaire who has been presumed dead for ten years.
  • A character making friends while waiting for a hurricane to hit the hotel where they’re staying.
  • A graveyard that’s besieged by the souls of those who were buried outside its walls.
  • A bookshop that’s the last refuge of a group of fans of an unusual (and very specific) genre.
  • An occultist who develops a sudden interest in science.
  • A vintner who mans an interplanetary expedition to solve the mystery of a grape blight.
  • A dragon who’s in love with a rain deity and wants to find them the perfect gift.
  • A guest who begins to suspect that they’re not the only guest.
  • The founders of a town where the average IQ of the residents is abnormally high.
  • A warrior who discovers that their clan has been at war for centuries because of a typographical error that may have ben deliberate.
  • A magical world where all of the magic turns out to be an elaborate illusion.
  • A teacher who takes attendance and finds that there’s an extra student in their class.
  • An innkeeper who hires a magus, a troll, and an elf to guard their secret recipe, but finds they’ve put their trust in the wrong people.
  • A blind date that’s interrupted by a guardian angel.
  • A psychic tour guide who organises tours that help people turn their lives around.
  • A painter who travels to another planet in search of a rare pigment.
  • A character who discovers a strange calendar which appears to prophecy important events in their life.
  • A teenager who has to choose between two very different schools.
  • A builder who specialises in magical doors, extensions, and passages.
  • A character who gets trapped in their memory palace and has to find a way out in order to save someone else.
  • A character who accidentally discovers the world’s best pencil and spends the rest of their life trying to keep it secret at all cost.
  • A goddess who wakes up and finds that her religion has been abandoned, and sets out to seek the cause, and convert people back.
  • A miner who hits a vein of a strange new rock and becomes a target for a government agency that wants to keep the discovery a secret.
  • A florist who sends flowers to a wrong address and initiates a chain of events that leads to two people meeting and falling in love.
  • A country where citizens vote AI into leadership, rather than people.
  • A character who is obsessed with perfecting their life story by travelling back in time to correct mistakes or flaws.
  • A character who has to fall in love with someone from an enemy clan in order to lift a curse.
  • A book critic who is writing their first book but becomes paralysed by the fear of receiving vengeful reviews.
  • A character whose job is to create treasure hunts, but who finds themselves on someone else’s treasure hunt, and ends up discovering an old coffin.
  • A knitter who unravels a ball of yarn only to find it stained with blood, and helps the police investigate a possible murder.
  • A character who is afraid to leave their house, but needs to travel to see a loved one who is critically ill in hospital.
  • A character who steals what they think are the questions to an exam, and finds that they’re actually an application form for a secret, mythical order of scholars.
  • A protest that’s staged as cover for a huge heist.
  • A character who regains their sanity through chess.
  • The history of the most valuable dress in the world.
  • A character who discovers a secret message on a bottle of shampoo while showering, and is driven by curiosity to investigate it.
  • A peace treat that’s signed on board a dirigible over no-man’s-land, and the people who fought for it.
  • A wealthy character who goes on a daytrip with a poor, homeless person, and switches places with them without realising.
  • Two people who fall in love but come from planets where time runs very differently.
  • A character who is the “chosen one” and discovers that they were the one who created the prophecy.
  • A society that’s organised according to an ancient symbol that they’ve misinterpreted.
  • A character who learns that the omens in their life are created by beings trying to guide them from another dimension.
  • A character who finds a baby abandoned in a bus shelter and embarks on a roadtrip with a wet nurse to try to find its parents.
  • A time-travelling antique dealer who steals their favourite author’s writing desk.
  • A detective who has to overcome their fear of flying in order to investigate the murder of a flight attendant.
  • A character who is biologically attracted to danger.
  • A character who is preparing to go through a rite of passage that involves death but not resurrection.
  • A character whose lover breaks up with them and then secretly follows them for a decade.
  • A gamer who has to rescue a real princess.
  • Two characters who leave to seek their fortunes in order to get married.
  • A rock band that tours the world and investigates crimes.
  • A psychologist who’s trying to hide their agoraphobia.
  • The crew of a spaceship that have been trying to find their way back to their home planet for centuries.
  • A vampire who gives blood rather than drinking it.
  • A private letter that falls into the hands of an influential leader and changes their outlook on life.
  • A character who learns that their parents were guilty of a terrible crime, and sets out to collect evidence against them.
  • A character who has been living as a recluse for many years, and learns that the people of a nearby settlement regard them as a guru, and have written books and made films about them.
  • What Romeo and Juliet get up to in the afterlife.
  • A character who stumbles upon a strange machine that their science teacher has been building in the school basement, and decides to help.
  • A character who reads their first book at the age of 81.
  • A character who awakens an ancient mythical beast while scouting for a movie location at a remote monastery.
  • Another planet’s space race.
  • A tattoo artist who helps a detective solve murders that involve tattooed victims.
  • Two lovers who are separated by a bridge that can’t be maintained much longer.
  • A fortune teller who becomes a suspect in a murder when it’s discovered that they foretold the victim’s death.
  • A retired hitman who resolves to atone for his work by saving people who are being targeted by their former employer.
  • A world where the gods of several pantheons join forces to eradicate their worshippers.
  • A character who is addicted to seeking out experiences of extreme solitude, and their eventual “healing”.
  • A memoirist whose distinction between their life story and the life they’re living begins to dissolve until their friends stage an intervention for them.
  • A diplomat to the fairy realm whose task is to negotiate a trade agreement.
  • A decorator who becomes increasingly convinced that the owner of the house they’re working on is trying to cover up a murder, even as they fall in love with them.
  • A character who works on a telephone helpline develops a relationship with one of the callers, and arranges to meet them only to be stood up.
  • A doctor investigating a rare disease that they specialise in who discovers that it’s artificially engineered, just as they begin to show symptoms themselves.
  • A character whose job is to clean up people’s imaginations.
  • A world where the people develop space travel in order to communicate with their deities who live on another planet, but find that the gods have vanished mysteriously.
  • A character living in a nursing home who wakes up one day to find themselves inundated with fan mail.
  • A character whose commute lasts a lightyear.
  • A character whose fear of missing out drives them to establish a surveillance network.
  • A character who has a fascination with all kinds of forgery, and how this interest will eventually lead to their death.
  • A film star who is actually two film stars.
  • A society that encourages and rewards mistakes and failure over success.
  • A writer who’s trying to give up their writing addiction.