Story Ideas About Travel and More...

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1) Your character wakes up alone in an unfamiliar bedroom with no memory of the night before or how he got there. Something glitters on the floor next to the bed. Your character reaches down to pick up what appears to be a diamond bracelet...

2) Your character is a travel agent. A man walks into her agency whom she recognizes as a former classmate who was very cruel to her many years ago. The man doesn't seem to recognize your character and simply asks for help planning a trip. So your character sets about preparing the vacation of his dreams -- that is, the kind of dreams that make you wake up screaming...

3) Your character, Mr. Smith, flies to another city for a business meeting. When he comes out of baggage claim at the airport, he sees a man waiting with a sign that says "Mr. Smith." Your character follows the man to a car, which he assumes has been sent by the hotel. As he talks with the man, he gradually realizes that there has been a mix-up and the man was actually waiting for a different Mr. Smith. But the other Mr. Smith’s plans sound so much more interesting than your character’s business meeting that he decides not to reveal the mistake.

4) As your character is pulling out of the parking garage, she looks in the rearview mirror and lets out a shriek. There is a woman she doesn't know sitting in the backseat of her car. "Don't be scared," the woman says...

5) Your character doesn't get along with her family (you can decide why), and hasn't been in contact with them for years. Now, she's writing a memoir about her terrible childhood, and she wants to reread her old diaries, which she left in the family's summer home. She drives to the house expecting it to be empty. Instead, she finds her whole family there. And the snow is coming down so hard it's not safe to drive back that night...

6) Your character's best friend asks him to lie and say that they spent the weekend camping together. Your character assumes that your friend has been unfaithful to his wife and agrees to lie for him. But it turns out that he's not covering up an extramarital affair -- he is providing an alibi for a murder. And some holes in the camping trip story throw suspicion on HIM...

7) After his grandfather dies, your character goes to clean out his house and discovers a machine that prints very realistic one hundred dollar bills. Your character's sister says they should throw it away or maybe hand it over to the police, but your character has other ideas...

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