A new story idea every single day.
Ideas can be shit, detailed, loose, tight, scenario-based, character-based, or could just be a single line of dialogue which might later unfurl itself into a glorious tendril of butt-tickling wonder-magic … or something.
Stole this concept from @ryanklindsay.
Check out the previous ideas here.
#186: The Comedian's Comedian
I've always figured comedians are all laughter on top but full of horribly buried pain beneath.
So a story about a serial killer who's also a stand-up comedian.
We tell the story of how a young student starts off on the comedy circuit going around slowly rising to TV fame, but we also tell a sideways Dexter style story of all the people he's killed along the way.
Keep the tension going with him halfway between getting caught and missing his big opportunities several times throughout the story.
One big career-changing gig right at the end - Live At The Apollo or something, but a detective is right on his tail. Will he make the gig? Or will he get caught?