Write the book you want to see in this world….
Never mind, write the book I want to see in this world because I don’t have time to write it myself.
I want to share with you a story idea that came to me this week. If you like the idea, feel free to use it, or take some parts of it, or twist it to fit your own liking.
So here’s the idea for today.
It’s the zombie apocalypse and against all hopes a group of friends have survived. (cue dramatic music)
They are chased by zombies and it doesn’t look as if they will live when suddenly the hero of the story sees a broken staircase that leads up to a second floor of an old Barnes and nobles.
They quickly climb to the stairs and then to the second floor where the zombies can’t find them. When all is quiet they decide to explore their new hiding spot. They hear a noise and for a moment they think there might be a zombie trapped up there with them. Gathering their spears, guns or what have you they turn a corner ready to kill. They are met with a loud scream of a girl sitting the corner with a book in her lap.
The girl doesn’t look like the type who survives the zombie apocalypse. She has curly hair, round glasses and big eyes.
So how has she made it nearly a year into the zombie apocalypse? Well she’s stayed at the bookstore the entire time and the zombies haven’t even noticed.
Why did she decide to go to the bookstore when the world was ending?Well if the world is ending she would spend her last moments among books.
Who would have guessed her obsession would be why she survived?
That’s my idea, tell me if you think you are going to use it because I would love to hear more about how you can turn this into a story.
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