Engaged to the Wrong Girl
It is either late 1800ís or early 1900ís, London or New York (or any ritzy region). A man and a woman are arranged to get married. Both come from blue blood families. The man is a bachelor and his father has decided it is time for him to settle down. The womanís family is doing poorly after a bad money investment and in need of good connections again. The two hardly know each other, only knowing one another in passing from the balls.
The story starts with his first visit to his fiance's house. There he finds his fiance's sister and the two click. As the story progresses, they realize they've fallen in love with each other but there is nothing they can do. In this day and time, once someone is engaged there is no way to break it off without a unforgivable scandal happening, especially if one is breaking it off to be with the others sister.
Across the Tracks
As always, there is a certain allure to things you don't have or have never experienced.
It was so different for the boy who had been born with a silver spoon in one hand and a golden spoon in his mouth, to drop out of medical school to pursue a career in crime. He made money by stealing cars and turning around to sell them. He has no want to go back to college, only because he wants to rebel against his silk collar parents.
She grew up in a life of poverty. Helping her father raise her younger siblings. She neglected further education just so she could help with the kids. She lived her life for those kids, just so they could have a better future than she was able to gain for herself.
When the two meet, an instant reaction was created. At first she tries to push him away, not knowing how to put herself first. Only after his constant tries for her attraction, does she finally agree to go on a date with him.
Just Give Me a Reason
Imagine having all of the joy in the world. Falling in love and moving to a strange new place together. All the adventure making each day exciting. Then, before you know it, the stresses of life smother your love and leave you with nothing.
In this sad story, a couple have fallen in a rut. They believe that everything is falling apart, while trying to save face with the other. They work two completely different schedules and slowly grow apart from one another. Until they have a big fight.
I see us starting this story at the end of the fight, slowly rebuilding their love.
This idea is strongly based on the song Just Give Me a Reason and For the First Time and Stay With Me.
Working on another one, if you'd like to ask. Just not ready to post it yet!