Okay, so I have a question: Has anyone else ever came up with a fairly ridiculous premise for a story, but treated the story very seriously? Not jokingly seriously, either.
A long time ago, I came up with this idea of telling a story about white blood cells fighting off infection and sickness and stuff. It was a military-type story that, despite the weird premise, was very serious. Another that I came up with more recently is about a group of friends who love bacon. All they want is more bacon. They concoct this plan to hijack a bacon-delivery truck, and though I don't have any details just yet, in the end, they all end up either dead or in jail.
The one that I would have the most fun writing, though, is the one I thought of when I was watching my cat running around like a maniac. If you have a cat, you have probably witnessed it look up at something invisible and then take off running, or look at something invisible and arch its back. I started wondering why, and then, because my brain just works this way, I started thinking about it like a story. A boy asks his grandpa why cats do that. The grandpa tells him that he is going to let him in on a secret known to few people. He then proceeds to tell the boy a long, dark tale about a war that took place between two armies of cats long ago. It was long and bloody and mentally scarred many of them. Because cats carry memories on through their genes (yes, I made that up for the story), every newborn cat gets those memories. Sometimes, a horrible flashback will occur, and that's why cats randomly flip out.
Kind of weird, I know, but does anybody else ever do that?
"I thought that I could do evil to achieve good. I thought that I could handle it, that the ends justified the means. But when you have no predilection for evil, when good is what your soul desires, and you try to do evil... that is to fool the soul, and in the end, the soul will not be fooled." -- Kalarn
Trauer and Faora