* Please… Make sure you keep the change for yourself.“ they says sincerely.
* The first thing that runs through your mind is the lack of food in your fridge. This would put something in it… If only til next pay period.
* However… You cant take this money. That would be selfish… Wrong…
* No… No i cant accept this… I have 2 other jobs” you explain while hurriedly counting the change and printing out the receipt. You press it into their hand before they can protest and insist more.
* Your heart racing while you try to shake away the thoughts of doubt, anger, confusion…
* You want to cry, scream… You sit down in the break area and stare at the ceiling while the sounds of the kitchen fade in and out of focus for you. You have another shift at the other restaurant to get ready for.
* A new product for parents comes on the market, a mind control device that can force kids to behave.
* Police who can force people to obey the law, and the criminal who outwits them
* A scientist leaves his mind-control ray plugged in, and it is discovered by his cat
* A pet store sells a “behavior modifier,” an electronic device that makes animals behave like the perfect pet. A young couple purchases one, hoping to make their cat stop scratching the furniture. Soon, however, they begin to wonder if the behavior modifier is affecting them more than their pet.
* An inventor creates a mind control device, and programs it to turn the victim into his old-fashioned idea of a “perfect” wife – cooking 3 meals a day, cleaning the house in pearls and high heels, a “Donna Reed” type. But then his wife discovers his plan…
* A small town politician discovers a way to use hypnosis to swing voters in his favor.
* This is A R T!
* Take the tropes of your favourite genre and place them in the setting of your least favourite genre.
* really-obsessed-with-boats
* A family gathers to mourn the death of one of their own, a poor soul who died at a young age. Just as the funeral begins, the doors burst open. You are standing in the doorway holding a briefcase. “I object!” you say to the crowd.
* really-obsessed-with-boats
* Wait this isn’t the courthouse
* A small girl discovers a way to control her parents’ minds. Her parents’ friends wonder why they let their bratty eight-year-old make all of their decisions.
* A highschool principal begins to suspect that the new soft drink being sold in his school is keeping the students weak-minded.
* A man develops the ability to control minds, turning anyone into his slave. Soon, he has millions of dollars, designer clothes, and a fleet of sports cars, everything he could ever desire… except for a wife. Love isn’t real if the person has no free will.
* After studying hypnosis for years, a man develops the ability to control anyone’s mind. However, he can only do it for thirty seconds at a time.
* An archeologist discovers an ancient amulet that allows her to control people’s minds. However, it only works on men.
* Putting on her makeup one morning, a talented scientist discovers her first gray hairs. She uses a mind control ray to change how she is perceived. She isn’t actually younger, but everyone sees her as if she is. At first, she is happy with the results. But when her boyfriend offers her a lollypop, she wonders if she’s losing control of her powers.
* The new head of an advertising agency is a former Las Vegas stage hypnotist. Anyone who sees his commercials are instantly convinced that they need the product being advertised, even if they don’t. A few days later, the stores are packed with men buying cosmetics and childless couples buying diapers and formula.
* Talking to the dead
* toni-was-my-house-plant
* There’s been a superpowered vigilante roaming the streets in the night recently, and you’ve quickly grown obsessed with them, often rambling about your fantasies to your friends or your unenthused next door neighbor. Then, late one night, you wake up to the sound of fighting, and go outside to discover that the vigilante is actually your sleepwalking neighbor, fighting crime in their sleep and completely unaware of their own identity.
* I then make sure they’re not hurt and put them to bed.
* You are a potential candidate to become part of a demon mafia. To complete your quest to be given membership, they select a soul for you to corrupt. Your target is the sweetest, most innocent adult human alive. But when you go to corrupt them, what you find out about them makes you seriously reconsider completing the task.
* As humanity’s technology advances, we move further and further away from having to use iron, until it is eventually completely phased out of use. Although now that humanity no longer uses iron, fairies have finally come out of hiding, marveling at all the amazing things humans have built in their absence. You are the captain of a cargo starship, and you have just discovered one such awe-stricken fairy stowaway on your starship.
* A mortician makes two startling discoveries: 1. He has the ability to talk to the dead and 2. Being dead makes senior citizens even less interesting than when they were alive.
* A man with the ability to communicate with the dead decides to open earth’s first nightclub for ghosts.
* A psychic medium is still being nagged by his late wife.
* A beautiful psychic medium is constantly hit on by the ghosts of dirty, old men. Growing tired of being sexually harassed by the dead, she decides to look for a way to lose her powers.
* After years of being addicted to gambling and alcohol, a man dies penniless and alone. Due to a clerical error in the afterlife, he is assigned as a spirit guide to a young psychic medium. Unfortunately, he is still terrible at making decisions and even worse at giving advice.
* A psychic medium encounters a beautiful ghost who does not realize that she is dead. The medium falls in love and, not wanting her to leave for the afterlife, tries to keep her from discovering the truth.
* A man with the ability to instantly learn any skill by sucking information from other people’s minds. When a famous rock star suddenly loses the ability to play the guitar, he wonders if the pizza delivery boy with the strange eyes had something to do with it.
* The shock of losing his powers causes a psychic’s mind to snap. He remains convinced that he can read minds and predict the future, rationalizing his every failure.
* A man discovers that a local psychic cannot actually predict future events – she makes the events happen. All of the earthquakes, wars, and deaths she predicted were actually caused by her.
* A voyeur finds a book on “remote viewing,” the ability to see events without even being there. His neighbors’ blinds won’t hide them now.
* When a book on remote viewing becomes a best seller, more and more people gain the strange, new ability to spy on their neighbors. Television producers begin to worry about going out of business.
* A casino hires a man with a most unusual talent: anti-psi. He can prevent dishonest psychics from using their telepathic or telekinetic abilities to rip of the casino. Later, when the psychics find a way around his powers, the casino bosses are out for blood.
* Variation – The government in Nevada hires psi-immune detectives to search for psychics, and to stop them before they reach the casinos. Stop them by any means necessary.
* A portrait photographer discovers that he can project images onto a roll of film with his mind. He creates beautiful psychic photos that get his work national recognition. As he develops new photos for an art exhibition, he notices a man in the background of each shot. Somehow, a mysterious figure in black is appearing in all his photos. When the photographer finally sees the man’s face, he knows he must never take another photo again.
* Your cellphone begans to speak tou you….
* An abused child who gets beat by their parents and bullied at school takes out their agression on demons while dreaming. The child developes a reputation around the astral and demons shudder at the though of trying to possess them. One day the child goes to sleep and the demons decide to ask why the child is so mean…
* The Demon asked the child “Why do you treat us so violently? We may be demons but we have done ye no harm, have we?“
* The child thinks for a moment, and decides to confess.
* “Wait. what? srsly?“ spoke the demon. “Bro, lemme possess you for one day, trust me, dude, just trust me.“
* Distance means nothing when someone means everything
* Smells that you hate in your nose
* The day after the child saw only fear and prostration in all eyes as they walked through the house, as they walk through the halls of theirs school.
* They thought to themself, “huh… neat.“
* When you applied, you thought it was a joke. Maybe the eerie directionless light or sulfur-scented mist at the interview should have tipped you off, and maybe the fact that the interviewer seemed to be a bleached skeleton holding a scythe and wearing a torn black robe should have given you second thoughts, but hey, the pay is good, and if you don’t get many vacation days, at least the health insurance is excellent. You’ve just arrived in the Underworld and seen the last guy’s records. (They seem to date back to at least 500 BCE, but there wasn’t time to look at them all.) Describe your first day on the job as the afterlife’s receptionist.
* A TV show where flat earthers look for the end of the earth, after three seasons of failure and getting made fun of, they find it.
* You wake up one morning to find the world mostly empty, and everyone you come across looks exhausted. The more you talk to them the more you realize, the only ones left are people who were awake at 2 am. Luckily, your D&D session ran long last night, and your party wants to know what happened.
* In order to become a fullfledged member of society, aliens have to abduct a human. An alien that has been trailing you for years trying to abduct you always fails miserably. Today you give in and let them capture you.
* Bold of you to assume that no one would willingly jump on an alien ship. Because I would.
* You know what, you are right. Sorry for making assumptions.
* All demons have a vague sense of precognition, so they only take children as payment from people who would become horrible parents.
* Robotic technology becomes cheap enough that, worldwide, everyone can quit their jobs. Robotic valets take over the mundane chores of life, like cooking, cleaning, even basic hygiene. Generations later, a change in the earth’s magnetic field renders all of humanity’s technology useless. People have to relearn how to do the most basic things for themselves.
* As robotic technology develops, more and more humans drop out of the workforce, having no need to work. The politicians watching these developments realize that, if people don’t have to spend most of their time and energy working, they will begin to question the need for a government. A government hoax creates millions of new jobs, jobs that only humans can fill.
* A powerful advertising company announces that it is building its own city. Fifty thousand people move in and are given free food and housing, as long as they watch commercials on television. However, the advertising quickly moves from television to the real world, and become more and more intrusive, gradually increasing to the level of psychological torture.
* Robotic technology becomes cheap enough that, worldwide, everyone can quit their jobs. Robotic valets take over the mundane chores of life, like cooking, cleaning, even basic hygiene. Generations later, a change in the earth’s magnetic field renders all of humanity’s technology useless. People have to relearn how to do the most basic things for themselves.
* As robotic technology develops, more and more humans drop out of the workforce, having no need to work. The politicians watching these developments realize that, if people don’t have to spend most of their time and energy working, they will begin to question the need for a government. A government hoax creates millions of new jobs, jobs that only humans can fill.
* A powerful advertising company announces that it is building its own city. Fifty thousand people move in and are given free food and housing, as long as they watch commercials on television. However, the advertising quickly moves from television to the real world, and become more and more intrusive, gradually increasing to the level of psychological torture.