Novel Story Ideas:
A character believes she has committed a crime someone else knows she is innocent of.
A hair stylist overhears something she shouldn’t while cutting hair.
A character wakes up knowing a new language, but forgets their mother tongue.
A sailor banished to a year-long journey to atone for his crimes must reconcile with what he’s done.
A character buys a new coat, only to find a mysterious message sewn into the lining of it.
A character falls asleep on an abandoned ship and awakes on a new planet.
A family dynasty threatens to fall apart when an illegitimate child steps into the picture with a list of demands.
A character is sold the “Best Year of Their Life” by an illustrious company, with the caveat that they must die afterward.
A museum security guard witnesses someone stealing a painting, but lies about it.
Two villages compete to have the best technology in the country.
An elderly woman falls madly in love with a young boy and seduces him.
An adopted child starts to receive tens of letters from people who claim they’re her parents.
A character’s twin sibling dies, and the twin attempts to fill their shoes.
A run-down city attempts to revitalize the area by introducing a monarchy.
An estranged family gets together after ten years after their grandparents go missing.
A mermaid lures a character into a life undersea.
A middle-class family works to start the first intergalactic newspaper company using all the money in their savings.
In the midst of a war, the women of a local town abandon their neighborhood only a week before their husbands and sons return.
A lawyer gives up their practice to move across the country with someone half their age.
A cheater starts a journal to keep track of their deceit.
A woman decides to find and collect all of the dresses her grandmother designed.
A parent steals their child’s invention idea and makes a lifelong profit they put into retirement.
A character returns to their hometown and realizes they can never leave again.
A computer threatens the privacy of a major city.
A murder causes a town to turn against one another.
A dictator forces an illustrious fashion designer to design the new military uniforms for the war.
A hermit’s caretaker passes away, forcing her to make trips outside to interview a new candidate for the job.
A story about an ancient society where gender roles are reversed.
A granddaughter attempts to connect with her long-lost grandmother by cooking through the family cookbook.
Two separate families become one after a marriage unites them.
A character sets out to sail the river from one end of their country to other.
A character becomes the mayor of a new town that doesn’t accept them.
A character discovers they have the ability to visit the past and future, but at the risk that they’ll lose something valuable.
A Queen must prepare her son to be a proper ruler in his late father’s stead.
During the railroad boom, a group of homesteaders tries to keep up with a changing society.
A man moves to a rural town to get away from his troubles but trouble keeps finding him.
An English billionaire decides to host a series of contests in order to choose a worthy successor.
On board a broken down freighter in Alaska, a crew must survive a brutal situation.
In a series of weekly sessions, a man recalls his experience of Vietnam to overcome his PTSD.
In the midst of a plague-ridden Venice, an inspector begins a series of unethical experiments to find a cure.
Humans discover a new sentient plant life deep in the rainforests of Brazil.
The tales of a family that moved to the United States just before the War of Independence.
A girl from India struggles to reconnect with her estranged family.
Three strangers win a getaway vacation together
A diver uncovers government secrets buried at the bottom of the ocean.
A character confronts their illogical but deeply real fear of being sucked down by the bathtub drain.
A family takes a cross-country road trip in the aftermath of a nuclear war.
A group of orphans attempt to make a home of their own.
A woman is called on a mission to save her lover.
A scientist develops and sells a medicine that saves lives, but isn’t legal.
A story about immigrants during the 1920s and their move to the United States.
A character attempts to establish a church devoted to the Greek gods.
A family struggles to endure a heat wave and draught in the midst of a long summer.
A mother manipulates her children into committing felonies on her behalf.
A character decides to fail all their classes to make a statement.
A town prepares for the election of its first-ever mayer.
A character moves to a new town and pretends to be someone they used to know.
Two characters fall in love with each other, when they shouldn’t.
A character finds a journal with half of the pages filled and works to respond to their story.
A woman, posing as a priest, is elected to be the new Pope.
The CEO of an insurance company deals with the necessary evils of his own trade.
A robot becomes self aware in the midst of a war it was purchased to fight.
A pawnshop owner faces the internal battle of selling items they know are valuable to others.
A police officer confronts a mistake they made and hid while on the job.
A hidden society figures out how to reveal itself to the rest of the world.
A character attempts to uncover the lore of their village.
A character travels back in time, where they realize they are more important than modern day.
A daughter sets out to break out her family curse in an unconventional way.
A feudal era story in which two long-distance lovers attempt to connect.
A character attempts to experience every type of love possible.
A scientist uncovers a secret portal that leads to a life changing future.
A character is told a deep family secret that they must protect until their death, no matter how much it torments them.
A fantasy character kills someone they loathe and must cover up the evidence.
A character develops the power to alter their personality, but cannot control it.
A group of characters attempt to explain their experiences traveling through a desert.
A character looks to escape a life threatening situation in a foreign country.
A matriarch deals with a rising male leader threatening her power.
A retired couple navigates life in a new country abroad without family.
A character confronts their perverted nature and struggles to change.
A character lives on the border, across from a society and culture much different from their own.
A war hero returns home and attempts to make connections with old friends.
77 Short Story Ideas
A brother and sister uncover an old letter from their parents that makes them question everything about their family history.
Two schoolkids break a character’s window. She must decide how to reprimand them.
A robot looks for a new occupation after being tossed into the trash.
A character cleans out an old attic and must decide what to throw away and what to keep.
A mailman begins to throw away letters a woman has been receiving from her husband.
A cat witnesses its owner have an affair.
A spaceship lands in a local town, offering the latest technologies from space at a discount price.
A character finishes creating the first time travel machine, only to discover it can only move in two-minute increments.
A bank robber has an existential crisis in the middle of a robbery.
A character becomes obsessed with cleaning their home until it’s 100% clean.
A student receives a grade they disagree with.
A statue is commissioned that offends half the town population.
A group of kids try to sell an alternative to lemonade and must face the neighboring competition.
A character tries to convince their friend to become vegan.
A nun begins to doubt her commitment to the faith after watch a boy band sing on television.
A hypochondriac attempts to write off signs of an illness.
A character can’t stop crying, but doesn’t know why.
A lonely character laments the shrinking and soon-to-be-gone pimple on their chin.
A young child asks their parents for braces and glasses for the fun of it. They give them to him.
A character encounters someone they are sure is famous, and follows them home to make sure.
A babysitter takes the kids to the zoo only to discover the giraffes are not out that day.
A dog decides to answer to a different name after meeting another dog with the same name.
A character who collects dolls notices one is missing from the shelf.
A girl prepares for her first day of middle school with a new outfit and make up her mom let her pick out for the first time.
Two kids compete in a bug-catching competition for the grand prize.
An airplane pilot finds out mid-flight that his wife cheated on him.
A young woman makes a desperate offering to a pagan deity.
A bank teller deals with a robbery.
An old woman tries her hand at cooking for a man again for her first first date in over fifty years.
A young woman sorts through her possessions before going off to college.
A dog witnesses a murder and struggles to alert the proper authorities.
A rich businessman has a sudden mental breakdown during an important meeting.
One of Santa’s elve puts in his two-week notice at the beginning of December.
A character adopts a stray cat off the highway.
A character attends an A.A. meeting for the last time.
A character attempts to enjoy a quiet day at the beach, without success.
A parents realizes they missed Christmas by one day and must fool their children.
A character realizes they are a part of a lab experiment in the middle of a test and desires to do nothing but escape.
A kid attemps to ignore distractions during church after being promised an ice cream sandwich for good behavior.
A coffee barista attempts to repair an order gone terribly wrong.
A salesperson struggles to meet their quota for the day.
A mutant ghoul looks for a beauty cure-all.
A young woman finds the perfect dress only to discover its two sizes two small.
A character overhears they’re going to be fired from their job.
A character loses something sentimental in the rush of football crowd exiting the stadium.
A cook finally finds the perfect ingredient.
Two characters engage in a starring contest where the stakes keep rising.
A mother uncovered illegal drugs in her daughter’s desk drawer.
A kid is tasked with killing their favorite animal on the farm for dinner.
A game of flag football goes wrong when the ball is thrown outside of the limits.
A character comes to term with being deaf and blind.
A hacker competes with another hacker to hack into a website.
Two ballerinas carpool to their next lesson together and uncover some surprising information on the way.
A student deals with unfair prejudice in an unorthodox way.
A kid pets sits their neighbors dog only for it to escape.
A space station hears bad news from their home planet and must decide how to react.
A character is forced to confront their fear of bugs when they are cornered in a room with one.
A construction worker is invited to a politician’s ball.
A maid finds a terrible secret room in her employer’s mansion.
An old fable from a girl’s youth comes to life.
A shoemaker cherishes the last night they’ll ever make a shoe before they retire.
A character explains what it’s like to be physically invisible.
A parent works up the courage to explain sex to their kid.
An unprepared runner powers through the last mile of their marathon.
A character attempts to keep cool in a conversation with the police.
A pastor, doubting their faith, starts to go through the motions of a service.
A sister brushes her siblings hair when the brush gets tangled and stuck.
A librarian encounters an unusual amount of noise at work and must figure out what the commotion is.
A man on a business trip rents a child a to be his son for the day.
A wetnurse recalls the time she served the then newborn Anti-Christ.
The ambassador of a small country spends his final moments of life in conversation with his assassin.
A peace treaty becomes a standoff when someone mistakenly makes an offensive gesture towards the other party.
A professional gambler plays for highest stakes of his young life.
A sparrow catalogues it’s day flying through New York City.
A woman wakes up after a failed suicide and decides to visit her ex.
The president of the United States gives a formal address to a group that he has actively oppressed his entire term.
A newly homeless man goes through his first night on the streets.
63 Film Story Ideas
A character’s home is split in two by a sudden Earthquake. They must work to find a way to the other side, where something valuable is.
A character finds lost paint cans from a famous artist.
Three friends go on a trip to a foreign country together, only for them each to get lost.
A character deeply embedded in a local drug cartel looks for a way out.
Three pilgrims set off on a trail, but one of them questions their route.
A ghost attempts to befriend a new person living in their home, but can’t stop scaring them.
Two characters swear never to fall in love or date. One of them becomes disappointed the other kept their oath.
A closed exit road sends a character on a six hour detour road trip.
A character participates in a march for a cause they believe in when violence breaks out against the people.
A princess is exiled from her country in the midst of a harsh winter.
A young students starts a political campaign against her own school.
Two incompatible people are sent on a blind date together and decide to get revenge on their friends.
A character struggles with their weight after the loss of a family member.
An underwater city’s infrastructure—and the people who live there—is threatened by an environmental breach that must be resolved in 48-hours.
A murder in an apartment complex sets the entire community on edge.
After graduating high school, two best friends go on a road trip to discover themselves.
A colony on the Moon finds a terrible secret hidden beneath the surface.
A flock of Canadian Geese get lost while flying south for the winter.
Two detectives investigate a series of related murders spanning a decade.
Siblings struggle with their parents’ divorce.
A teenager faces a troubling situation when coming out to her religious family.
Years after a horrible accident, a woman tries to buy the home her family died in.
A boy finds out there is a world inside of his TV.
A group of teens investigate rumors of a haunted cabin at the edge of town.
A renowned Russian composer is tasked with creating his most difficult piece yet; a symphony for his country’s dreaded dictator.
A once noble Lord challenges the legitimacy of a new, ill-intending King.
A girl runs away to join the circus two months before graduating High School.
A small community puts aside their differences to resist a corporation looking to make some changes to their town.
A small-time journalist uncovers a terrible plot spanning several government agencies.
A character attempts to redecorate the bedroom of their deceased child.
A character discovers a painting of themselves in a new friend’s home.
A group of friends investigates a haunted lake house.
A preteen moves to a major city and finds they miss life in the country.
A character loses their voice and must do whatever they can to “find” it again.
A character attempts to escape an action movie they’ve realized they’re starring in.
A feminine, girly woman attempts to make in the comedy scene.
A mail person delivers a package to the local gang and has no choice but to become involved.
A jeweler organizes the theft of their most precious stones and jewels.
A dragon lays eggs near a small village and abandons them.
A teenage girls enters into a beauty pageant with the hopes of failing.
A prostitute meets with her family for the first time in 10 years.
A group of backpackers get lost in the wilderness of Eastern Europe.
Recent high school grads spend one final summer together before going their separate ways.
An elderly man moves to a home and realizes it was cursed by the family that lived there previously.
A defense attorney takes on his highest profile client yet; the president of the United States.
A character takes drugs for the first time and has an awful, traumatizing experience.
A character looks for a way to reconnect with a deceased lover.
A god attempts to experience the day in the life of a human.
A couple attempts to rekindle a romance they know will fail.
A psychiatrist befriends one of their patients only to realize it was a fatal mistake.
A retired lawyer decides to pick up their practice one more time to help out someone they know is guilty.
A village takes shifts guarding the cemetary to hide something.
An engineer reacts to a life-threating structural error they created.
A demon terrorizes a school and looks for its next target.
A botanist gets lost in their greenhouse and must fight for a way out.
An enchantress works to give up her powers when a spell goes wrong.
A character is captured as a prisoner when protesting a cause they believe in.
A child attempts to prevent their parents’ divorce.
A slacker student finds a new purpose at school.
A character struggles to decipher real life from their dreams.
A group of boarding school students prepare for another summer back home with their families.
A story about the people who built of the American railroads.
A mystical spirit looks for a companion.
46 TV Story Ideas
A mockumentary comedy series about a fantasy world with werewolves, witches, and other mythical creatures who’ve just had enough.
A science fiction drama series about a hospital on Mars.
A mini series about the construction of a home, who built it, who all lived in it, and who eventually destroyed it.
A witch struggling to make ends meet starts to read tarot cards and sell crystals as a side hustle.
A comedy series about a bus driver and the passengers he deals with daily.
A comedy series about life in the fashion industry.
A mini-series about the murder of a town’s chief investigator and detective.
An olympic boxer is out of a job and is reintroduced back into normal civilian life.
An international organization fights against human trafficking.
A small town woman moves to the big city to follow her dream of being a famed magician.
The twelve apostles and their struggles after the death of Jesus.
A summer camp youth group in Oregon tries year after year to be the best in the country.
A group of fishermen in Maine and their everyday struggle of man versus fish.
A mini series about the murder of the town’s chief investigator and detective.
A comedy series about people’s relationship with food and health.
A sitcom about a librarian’s work life, with each story centered around a different book.
A mockumentary about life working on a cruise ship.
A drama about a post-apocalyptic society trying to return to their technological past.
An anthology series about unknown women leades in history.
The chronicles of a cult trying to survive the wrath of the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages.
A family of ranchers survive the elements of the Wild West.
A dramaedy about a magician trying to stand out amongst their peers.
A drama series about a women’s mental asylum in the 1960s.
A comedy series about a large family living in a two-bedroom apartment, for what they think is “temporary.”
A sitcom about a secretary who works at a large legal firm.
An anthology series about middle class families in different time periods and cultures.
A mini series about a group of women investigating the crimes of an unknown serial rapist.
A mini series about the various bastards of Genghis Khan.
An anthology series about the assassinations of various leaders.
A drama series about a haunted village in Poland and the people’s struggle to survive.
A comedy series about a half-zombie who befriends a human.
A dramedy about women trying to make it in multi-level marketing.
A comedy series about a dad who becomes a stay-at-home-mom.
A mini series about Adam and Eve’s temptation from Satan.
A comedy series about an immigrant family’s move to America.
A drama series about a spaceship and its crew set out to discover new galaxies, and the many things they encounter.
A dramedy about a separated couple raising their kids under the same rough, waiting for the day they’ll all go to college.
The chronicles of the people who run an adoption agency in South Chicago.
A series about the experiences of an acid trip, and the ways it shapes people’s lives before and after.
A comedy series about a woman and her many sexual partners.
An animated series about life as a werewolfe trying to do good.
A meta comedy series in which the characters are aware they are in a television series.
A drama series in which a group of children journey through a mystical land in their dreams.
A drama series about life in Nairobi.
A dramedy about a family of doctors running a business.
A mini series about the Salem witch trials.
73 Play Ideas
A character attempts to poison someone, only for it to poison themselves instead.
A character discovers they have a terminal illness and decides to let people figure it out with a guessing game.
A character re-examines their sexual preferences after a divorce.
A couple addresses their relationship after the fifth miscarriage they’ve experienced.
A soccer team goes out to celebrate their recent victory only to discover their coach paid off the other team.
A couple attempts to recreate the day they first met exactly as it occurred.
Five generations of a family debate which generation was the most successful at their reunion.
A character is accused of adultery the night before their wedding.
A parent and child finish building a tree fort together the night before a terrible storm.
Two introverts meet at a night club and plan an escape route from their respective friend groups.
A nail salon team deals with their relocation to the outskirts of town.
A famous saying gets credited to the wrong person, but no one will believe them when they correct people.
A character has a yard sale, but struggles to part with every item someone tries to buy.
A couple encourages one another to have affairs to test their true love for one another.
A church group attempts to induct a new neighbor into their congregation with various offers.
A door-to-door salesperson struggles to make ends meet and acts out in a moment of desperation with the next person they talk to.
A parent must bury their son before a thunderstorm makes the earth too soft.
A daughter confronts her traumatizing relationship with her mother.
An asteroid is heading toward Earth; people in a small town figure out how to spend their last day.
A man meets his biological son for the first time and attempts to be in his life.
A barber shop quartet reunites after a 20 year hiatus.
Two married couples go on a trip to a resort in the tropics to fix their broken relationships.
Two villains try and out-evil each other, trying to be a hero’s arch nemesis.
When the law fails them, a group of townsfolk start a vigilante group to stop crime in their town.
A man struggles to return to a normal life after his wife dies.
A woman stranded on an island relives her scenes from her past as she struggles to survive.
A group of activists are wrongfully imprisoned while protesting in a foreign country.
Two hospital patients befriend one another through the screen divider.
A model confronts her aging appearance.
A suspicious family slips through the cracks of a murder investigation.
A village makes preparations for their yearly storm.
A president attempts to have a relaxing Sunday evening with their family.
A character confronts three alternate realities of their life, and gets to choose one to live in.
Russian nobles’ plot to assassinate Rasputin, but he just won’t seem to die.
A father and daughter take a hunting trip every year together, but every year they grow farther apart.
A pregnant teen faces the reality that her life is going to be much different from her high school peers.
Two old friends reconnect in a hot air balloon ride.
A department store sales person runs into an old high school classmate who threatens to reveal information that could lose them their job.
Three couples spend a night on the town, attempting to outdo one another.
A failed actress and an up and coming star have a frank conversation about the acting industry.
A mother prepares for an arranged marriage she knows will bring her misery.
A rich noble comes to term with their failed investments.
A narrator attempts to tell a story about a plain, boring family.
A pirate docks their ship on the wrong island, but doesn’t tell their sailors.
An alcoholic tries to overcome their addiction.
A book club meeting becomes chaotic when someone spoils the ending of the story.
An archaeologist forges the discovery of an ancient tomb.
A taxi drivers deals with a night of various passengers.
A roadside assistance technician stops to help a couple with their car, only to be roped into a strange affair.
An acting coach attempts to create the greatest theater company around, looking to both the actors and the audience.
A musical about the Black Power Movement.
Two people receive a mysterious package and must figure out how to open it.
A character hosts an auction for the items of a beloved neighbor who has recently passed, to most of the neighborhood’s dismay.
An instructor attempts to inspire a lackluster aerobics class.
A character adjusts to life without one of their limbs.
A group of miners get through another day of work.
A family moves into a new, safer neighborhood, only to find that their past has followed them.
A character confronts three different relationships that are holding them back in life.
An interior designer attempts to redecorate a house for a family.
A robot adjusts to life with a new family.
A character imagines what their life would look like had they made different choices.
A hypnotist is lured into a hypnotic sleep by their own work and must fight their way out of it.
A midwife deals with another failed delivery.
After a series of grizzly murders on full moon nights, a small medieval village must figure out which among them is a werewolf.
A used car salesman slowly comes to terms with his sexuality.
A war Veteran begins to feel the effects of PTSD a decade after her service.
After their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, a group of women spend the rest of their road trip waiting for help.
A relaxing space cruise goes awry when the crew finds out they’ve accidentally flown into the outskirts of a black hole.
A man finds out the tape worm in his body is beginning to take control of his mind; the other problem- he is too afraid of surgery to remove it.
A struggling musician is still trying to achieve his dream at the age of forty-four.
A family of farmers is rattled when a family of extra-terrestrials move in next door.
A mother and daughter take a trip to their home town in an attempt to save their relationship.
A circus clown wakes up one day to find out the circus moved on without him.
25 Video Game Ideas
A character must wander across a desert without becoming bored or dying.
A character works to spread the worst rumor in school to the most people possible.
A nihilist must endure a bright and joyous environment without becoming positive.
A team of firefighters has to work together to put out a series of challenging fires.
A fallen knight must avenge the House he once protected.
A medic during WWII must save as many lives as possible.
As a mad scientist, you create intricate puzzles for others to overcome.
As a private detective in Victorian England, you must solve a series of serial murder mysteries.
A mermaid gets separated from their family in a hurricane and goes on a mission to find them.
A car breaks down in a road trip and you must work to survive the night.
A royal family explores their family history by traveling through the past.
You wash up on an island and must work to figure out what happened.
A Western town is haunted and you must figure out how to get rid of the spirits.
You move into a new mansion and start to explore each room.
A family living in the jungle is murdered and you, a distant cousin, must exact their revenge.
A game in which you must interview people, discovering their personal stories, to find the perfect candidate.
As a petty thief in Renaissance Italy you must rise the ranks to become a crime Lord and steal the original Mona Lisa.
A game in which you confront the reality of death and its closeness to your life and the life of those you love.
As a lost cat you must find your way home by deciding who to trust amongst animals and humans.
After spending a summer abroad in Europe, you come home to find your hometown in ruins and must uncover the truth.
You and three other players solve a hotel murder mystery together, but the decisions you make change the story and survival of various characters.
A wizard must use various means to enchant different settings and people to dominate the kingdom.
As a ghost haunting a house, you must figure out ways to scare the families living there enough to make them move out.
As a public school superintendent, you must build and get funding to achieve the status of greatest public school district in the world.
As a myth hunter, you must hunt down and capture various mythical beings.
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 prophesy 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 treaty 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.
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Two time-travelling scholars who compete to publish their paper first, but instead turn from enemies to lovers.
A clockmaker who falls in love with a fairy they find in an antique clock.
Two beachcombers who come together when they find two pieces of an ancient artefact.
A bard who falls in love with the monarch by whom they’re employed.
A lexicographer who incites a “manhunt” when they use their unrequited love as the subject for a series of puzzles for a local newspaper.
Two gods from different mythologies who meet after the end of the world.
Two paranoiacs who invent their own secret language to communicate with each other.
A florist who writes notes on behalf of a client, only to find that the recipient has fallen in love with them instead.
A fortune teller who falls in love with a scientist whose future they’ve foreseen.
A philologist who falls in love with an illiterate person who they meet at a book fair.
A librarian who exchanges secret messages with a writer with whom they’re in love, using book spine poetry.
A student who is heartbroken when they meet their hero, but later get to know them anew.
A truck driver who is planning to propose to a ship’s captain when next they meet.
Two space cadets who fall in love during training, but are assigned to work in far-flung galaxies.
A guide who organises travel tours for singles and falls in love with one of the travellers.
A beauty guru who marries themselves.
Two people who expected to go to hell but meet and fall in love in heaven.
A cosplayer who meets another cosplayer at a convention and then goes on a quest to find them.
A frail person who falls in love with their giant robot bodyguard.
An actor who falls in love with a fellow actor in character.
A fashion designer who falls in love with a slob who is touring their house.
An archeologist who discovers an ancient recipe for a love philtre, and sets about trying to concoct it.
A travel writer who decides to settle down when they meet a B&B owner in need of help.
A princess who falls in love with an itinerant wizard who has a long-standing feud with her family.
A werewolf who falls in love with an astronomer who agrees to try to help them.
Two religious leaders of opposing factions who meet incognito at a leadership conference and hit it off.
A ghostwriter who is secretly writing the biography of their famous spouse.
Narcissus before he saw his own reflection.
A sculptor who realises they’ve been recreating the face of an old flame over and over again.
Two nuns who are planning to elope.
An astronaut and a flat-earther who fall in love.
A chauffeur who helps stage an intervention in their employer’s life, but ends up getting a bit too involved.
A character who falls in love with their author.
A gravedigger who loves their dog so much they’re willing to break the law.
A pop star who teams up with a fan to escape their demanding record label.
A stay-at-home parent who forms a crèche in order to meet other parents and find a partner.
A linguist who is trying to create a neurolinguistic love spell.
An architect who tries to win over the person they’re in love with by building them a home.
An electrician who interprets their love affairs through electrical analogies.
A taxidermist who is called in to restore the specimens in an old country house and becomes intrigued by the owner.
A mathematician whose work inspires them to rekindle their love life.
A gossip columnist who finds themselves the subject of their own column when they’re photographed with a celebrity.
A publisher who is infatuated by a pseudonymous author they represent, and goes on a quest to discover the author’s identity.
A tea taster who falls in love with a coffee addict.
Two shamans who meet on the (astral) plane.
A wand-maker who falls in love with a dryad.
Romeo and Juliet in a parallel universe.
A grieving person who falls in love with a candlemaker.
A typewriter repairer who discovers a love letter from the future and sets out to find who will write it.
An artist who falls in love with a picture only to realise that it’s their own self-portrait.
A navigator whose spouse is imprisoned on a planet several lightyears away.
A student who solves mysteries with the help of their deceased boyfriend/girlfriend.