EXERCISE Plot Challenge: A State of Change

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Diana, Jun 8, 2010.


    Plot challenges are designed to help you think quick and be inspired. We often play this game in the cbox, shouting out random words or phrases and see what ideas first pop in to people's heads.

    To Participate: THINK FAST. Don't waste any time. The first idea(s) that comes to mind, write it down and post it!

    NOTE: If you decide to borrow someone's concept for a roleplay, make sure you give credit.

    Challenge Phrase:
    A State of Change
  2. Here's my plotline idea: In a shocking event, Texas secedes from the United States, taking with it a cache of nuclear weapons and enough arms to flatten Canada! How will the new freshly inaugurated president deal with this political coup, and what about the president's daughter, who was kidnapped by the Texans? Will she survive?
  3. Tokyo, Japan, a heavily over populated area, with many legends and myths. None of them to be actually true, or discovered really to be true. People hear them and they move on, movies are made of some, people watch them, they move on the next day. They are something that's really used for entertainment. So, why would people think them to be true? Why would people even have nightmares of them? Why would small children think the "thing" they saw in the movie is actually at their house? But truly, where did these myths and legends come from?
    In a house about a mile out of Tokyo's city limits, sits a man in a wheelchair. He is the only person who lives out here. Many parent's tell their kids to not worry about him or look at the house.

    ~Three years ago~

    It is a stormy pale looking day. A boy of about 8 is putting on some boots and sits next to him is an umbrella and a flashlight. "I'll show them. I'll show them all that there isn't anything scary about this stupid house." He says as he gets up and starts walking towards the road, and out the city limits of Tokyo.
    The boy slowly starts coming to an old white house. He turns on his flashlight. "I'll show them..." He says again, as he eases up to the front door of the house. He knocks three times, as there is no reply. He then turns the doorknob, the door slowly eases open. The boy looks in with his flashlight. "Hello?" No answer. "See, I said there was nothing here to be---AHHH!!!!!!!!" The flashlight is dropped on the floor with the umbrella that was closed in his hands. The door opens up wider and the boy is shown to be gone.

    ~Two hours later~

    The boy shows up back at his house. He opens his door and goes inside. His mother is in the kitchen making food. "Oh, hey, Jin. Food is almost ready, where were you?" The boy looks at his mother, and smiles. As he smiles the lights flicker off, and when they come back on his mother is dead on the floor. A smile still on the boy's face. He turns around and goes out the door again, with a face of an innocent boy, a true sense of a change in his state of mind.
    He walks back in the direction of the old white house, a deep smile on his lips.
  4. A head family of a country has a very odd feature for their people- one that is a blessing and a curse. These people are unable to remember anything that happened past a year back. In addition, they're all great fighters, but every year, their style changes entirely, as does their whole persona. Now only three of this family remain, and they have to adapt to the fact that if they can't survive, they'll die out.