The Little Mermaid - This story isn't about a mermaid in the literal sense, but rather based on a particular queer reading of the little mermaid. The idea is that, because she can never tell the person she loves how she feels, the little mermaid's plight is similar to that of a closeted queer person, who has to settle for being friends with the (assumed straight) object of their affections. What I'm looking for in this plot is a setting where homosexuality might be somewhat accepted, but is still at least heavily stigmatized. The characters would probably still be in school, or at least young adults, and the story,at least at first, would center around the "mermaid"'s feelings for her "prince", probably with some angst about their relationship. As for how things move from there and the specifics of the setup, I'm open to ideas or further development.
The Heiress - This idea centers around a young woman who is the heiress to her family's business/crime syndicate. In the world they move in, there are certain expectations of a woman of her station, that she'll marry a man from another, similar family, and so on. But she'd rather take a more hands-on approach to running the business, and doesn't want the help of any of the (quite nice, relatively speaking) men her parents have tried to match her with. That isn't to say she doesn't have someone she likes, she's just not sure if her parents will accept them, and even less sure if she'll be able to keep the respect of her father's lieutenants, especially when it comes time for her to take over operations. There's obviously still a lot to work out on this one, for example: is the heiress a steel-cored princess type, or does she take after the street toughs who were her playmates growing up? Who's her secret love? Are her feelings returned from the start, or does she have some courting to do?
Partners - In this idea, the two characters work closely together, and have for some time. Maybe they're two singers in a pop duo (or bandmates, or something), or perhaps they fight crime together (or do crimes together). However, their relationship is strained when one of them realizes that her feelings for the other go beyond friendship or professional cordiality. Although her feelings might eventually be returned, at first there are worries about how the situation might destabilize their partnership, or threaten their reputation, or any number of things. The specifics are, as always, up for discussion.
Virtual - I also have a bit of a hankering for something played out online (the idea is that we'd be playing as characters talking by email or instant message or forums or something). This isn't an especially developed idea, but for an extra twist one of the people involved could be some sort of AI or otherwise existing only in the computer (or maybe later as a robot?)images from rubitsart on tumblr, mybigeye on deviantart, and Yoshitomi Akihito's "Sketch", respectively