The ideas I have listed below call mainly for a male, but I am completely comfortable with having a female writer play the male character. Feel free to review my on and offs, and past posts to get an idea of my writing style. If you like the plot ideas and are interested in taking on a role, please pm me rather than replying to this thread. I'll respond as soon as I can. Thanks for reading! Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) by Florence + The Machine, Song and lyrics.
1. Mythological twist/Romance/Tragedy vs Ill-fated love - M/F
It's pretty much inspired by the song with a link to it posted above. It's a retake on King Midas' myth/legend. Silenus, a satyr, old schoolmaster and foster father to the Greek god Dionysis, had wandered off and was lost, found by King Midas and treated well and hospitably. Upon his return to Dionysis, Midas was gifted with one wish. His wish was that everything he turned would turn to gold. In this retelling, Midas has just recently been crowned king and is to be wed. His wish has turned into a curse as everything he touches turns to gold. His fiancee is saved only because Midas realizes to touch her would be to kill her. Midas prays to Dionysis for this gift to be taken from him. Dionysis relents to the point allowing what food or drink Midas is to consume be spared. Midas is not satisfied, he demands that the gift which is truly the bane of his existence be removed. Dionysis does not take to the 'demand' well, although he does offer a way to be free of his 'gift'. It comes at a high cost. The god requires the sacrifice of his beloved.
So that's basically it in a nutshell. I think it has great potential, and certainly it isn't written in stone, but I would like to think eventually there's a way to 'cure' Midas without involving her death. The sacrifice wouldn't necessarily have to be 'death'. It could be her virginity or whatever. Or it could be left darkly dramatic and let it be her death.
This is just a rough draft of an idea and I would certainly want and desire input and ideas from the co-writer.
2. Historic/Drama/Doomed Romance - M/F -Taken
1940ís. Itís a sort of take off the movie Shining Through. A young woman has been trained by the Allies to become a spy. Through a twist of chance she is hired as a nanny to a widowed Nazi leader. She has access to highly prized documents and plans of the Reich and plans to attempt to ferret photographs of those documents back to the Allies. She is unaware she is under suspicion by her employer. He has developed some feelings for her and is conflicted on what to do.
The story could take different twists and turns depending on who Iím writing with. He could be a hardened Nazi, get her to confess, either resulting in her death or possible escape. Or he could waver in his allegiance to the Reich, escape with her and the children and become fugitives. Or something else entirely, who knows! Iím open to any/all suggestions.
3. Historic/Romance M/F
1940ís. Yet another WWII inspiration. An Allied solider is caught behind enemy lines, injured, separated from his troop, thought to be dead. He is taken in by a German woman nurses him back to health and protects him from being discovered the Reich.
Again, could take all sorts of twists and turns, potential for drama galore. Open to suggestions, additions or whatever from whoever would like to write this with me.
4. Time travel/Historic/Comedic vs dramatic but I am leaning heavily toward comedic M/F or F/F -Taken
Present day a girl is given a pocket watch from her grandfather on his death bed. He gives it to her with limited instruction as to how it works. She becomes curious and Ďplaysí with it. Before you know it sheís transported back in time to the wild west/ancient Rome/Jack the Ripperís foggy London streets? Chaos, calamity and comedy ensue.
Just a thought that popped into my head that sounded like it could be great fun. Again, just a rough draft awaiting whatever suggestions and ideas co-writer would like to include.