Yay! means I'd consider writing it, or write a slightly altered version of it. Nay means no thanks, it's not worth my time.
To the ideas!
From a little red notebook beside my bed...
1) There are two choices in the world: play...or be played. -- There's some promise to the statement, but it's kind of vague, so it could be interpreted as in either the romance or dystopian genre, or anything really. So, nay, because it's more like a statement than an idea.
2) A literal place called the Tear Mines where they make people cry and sell tears as a salty additive. -- O__O Okay then. For a fantasy novel this could be a super cool addition, if a bit of a gory one. What do they do to make people cry? Who are those who cry? Who's 'they'? Definitely a Yay! for this one.
3) Now her coffin's in the ground, and the fairies don't come anymore. -- I remember this one! It was supposed to be a poem, actually, about a grandmother who taught her granddaughter that fairies were real, and then the grandmother dies and...it wasn't a very happy premise. But it could be an interesting short story idea so yay!
From an older notebook that used to lie beside my bed...
1) Butter Apples -- I don't know what I was thinking here. Apples made of apples? Butter shaped like apples? What is the premise here??? So, nay.
2) RAZOR BLADE FANS -- I must have been very passionate about this one because I actually wrote it in all caps. I believe this had something to do with fancy balls and silk gowns and fans made of razor blades that were used as weapons? Hey, sounds like a fun time. Yay!
3) "Sometimes I think she married me not for children, but for a debate partner." -- This sounds like an adult voice to me, and I don't think I would base a plot off this quote, so this is a nay for me.
From a more recent journal from which Golden Revenge was also born...
1) She gave birth to death. -- Intriguing, confusing, and somewhat dark. It would be interesting to explore the concept; perhaps a story of the mother of a murderer or villain? Yay!
2) What if people had a limit to how much love they could give? Like they had a thermometer type thing on their chest that only they can see, and whenever they show affection/love it goes down. -- This is similar to the premises of a few short stories I've written, so I could make it work as a dystopian short story. Am I super passionate about it at the moment though? Not really: nay.
From my binder full of sticky notes stuck to pages to keep them in one place...
1) "What are you waiting for?" He asked.
I crossed my arms at the sunset, staring at the sea. "Hope." -- I LOVE THIS. There are so many takes I can have on it, yet the dialogue gives me insight on their personalities and relationship.Why is she staring at the sea? Hope for what? There are tons of opportunities here. Yay!
2) A world where everyone has a biological twin. -- Family dynamics would be different and there are a lot of 'why' questions to be asked, but I'm not jumping up and down to write this. Nay.
3) Mulan Retelling -- Wow, that is so specific (not), but it sounds cool. Yay! It would need a lot more thought, but I'd be open to writing one.
4) The flesh is powerful, yes. But the seeds...ah they are something else entirely. -- Just to clarify, it doesn't mean human flesh, but rather of the fruit. I'm pretty sure this was an idea of a story loosely based around the Forbidden Fruit and the Garden of Eden. I'd be up to exploring this, totally: yay!
5) Night Blisters: In a world where there is a toxic waste in the air that the sun kills. Those who walk out in the night get these horrible blisters. -- Again, I'm getting a dystopian feel, but the idea could work really well in setting boundaries in a world and limiting character activity. Yay!
So that brings us to the end of my old story ideas; which one was your favourite? What are some of your old story ideas that made cringe or laugh? Any that inspire you?
Let me know in the comments below and have a wonderful day!