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November 12, 2014
by celinad
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Ideas

I have two ideas that I might like to use in a short story.

One of the stories would focus on a girl who had just come of age to find her creature and would take place throughout her first day of having the creature. The girl would be extremely excited and would welcome the new creature with open arms while showing it her life and introducing it to all the people in her life. However in the background of the story, there would be various things mentioning the controversy and problems surrounding these creatures. For example, a news reporter talking about an abusive owner or protesters on the side of a road claiming they should be free.

The other story would be about an adult who has already had a creature for the majority of their lives. Some time throughout their life, they would have lost a lot of their dreams and hopes for the future and would have almost become drone-like, doing the same thing every single day. Because of this, their creature would dull in colour, start to lose its shape, and slow its movements, seeing as they grow and develop as their humans do. In a sense, it would be reflecting exactly whats happening to its human. Once the adult realizes this, they would freak out and might try to understand what is happening to the creature, before following their dreams or trying to enjoy their life in the hopes of helping their creature.

I will probably use the second story idea. I like the first one more but I think it could work better as a short film or a comic or something rather than a short story.

November 5, 2014
by celinad
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Starting my 1st Inquiry Project

I am planning on writing a short story for my inquiry project. I have an idea and a general setting, but not many of the details yet.

So far, the story would be about a world where once a child reaches a certain age a strange creature comes to them. No one actually knows where these creatures come from, but they seem to be the representation of the child’s personality and dreams and they grow and develop as the child does. Children with similar personalities or similar dreams would have creatures that share some of the same characteristics, but other than that every single creature looks different. ┬áThe story might be about one of the children who is just receiving their creature or about an adult who has grown used to their creature and has some sort of problem involving it.

That’s the idea I’d like to go with right now, but I will probably make changes to it in the future.

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