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.
#206: Flux Opening -- This is probably going to turn into a literary sci-fi craziness I write at some point in the next five years.
Here's how I think I should start the story.
Start at the end and tell it from Alfie-boy's POV. He's an old man now and he's on some distant parallel world. His body is broken. There are strange tall elongated alien creatures walking around him, like doctors busy with their equipment.
Alfie is all hooked up to some strange machinery (that sucks out his flux energy - the fuel for the time-clockers' time machines).
As Alfie's thinking back to some previous time in his life, he's nearly unaware of the woman who bursts into the room with a shotgun. She's blasting away these alien creatures and then as Alfie speaks the first word he's spoken in years, 'Elizabeth', the woman places a hand on Alfie's chest, and with a one, two, three, they disappear.
We then cut to an English garden in 1979. A little more lucid now, Alfie looks up as the woman removes her kabuki mask and reveals some unknown face.
"You start here, Alfie. This is where you start."
And with that she taps something on her wrist and disappears.
A second later and a woman screams at the sight of some weird old naked man lying in her garden.
And that's where we begin our story.