STORY IDEA #274: Shuck

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.

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#274: Shuck

I really want to tell this story of a little post-apocalyptic township.

It’s a small town with its own little dynamics. I want there to be a wedding, a funeral, a birth, parties, relationships, the toil of everyday in a post-apocalyptic world.

All we know is that there was a time when the world went dark and then the second black plague came.

That’s all we know!

And then the town is marauded overnight.

Some people are killed… harshly.

One of the marauders is shot down during their attack but the baby is stolen.

The marauder doesn’t look human. Well, he does, but he has dog-like features and looks almost like a mutant.

One of the travelling folk, only staying in town for a short while, tells them that it’s a shuck. Human enough. They live in the hills of the peak district. They’re dangerous, not to be messed with.

Still, the baby is missing.

The parents, the
They fight their way through travel-folk in the night and to the hills. It’s a LONG walk. When they finally do arrive they find the shuck live in a mine, and there are more horrors in those caves than hell itself.
sheriff-character, and a handful of others decide to follow the shuck's to their homes in the hills.