Savouring the power of the written word - and writing a few of my own

Broad Story Outlines

Pick any one of these types of story or create your own fantastical tale. Nothing is impossible so follow your dream, select the tale that suits you in that mystical, unreal world. Discuss the style and the possibilities with one of our writing team to make sure that you find what you are really looking for – and then leave them to create a tale that will be as much a surprise to you as it is to those you later share it with. Remain anonymous or use your own name for the character you play in the story. This is Your fiction and Your story, so remember – the tales listed below are suggestions and if you already have your own idea of the story you want told, then tell us all about it. This is the land of fiction and anything is possible – you can be anyone you want to be and you can do anything you want to do – the choice is yours and yours alone…


First settlers (and what is lost/missed)

Inventor of a miracle cure

A sullen vampire fed up with so many modern stories

Targeting a celebrity – (fictional, to avoid permission-seeking)

King (or Queen) of the manor

Period drama, a bodice ripper (or rippee)

First time experimenter to brighten a relationship

An unexpected hidden identity

A meteor strike/Armageddon scenario

Global warming takes hold – flooding/freezing/heatwave

Masked party

The rise and fall and rise of a business/concept

The tale of a champion – sporting/medieval/charity boss

Rights campaigner with a dark secret

Murder on the Leyton Orient terraces

An antique mirror which shows two reflections of the owner

The elf twins – and why toilet paper layers have exactly the same tear-off serrations – normally

Lord Chatterley’s lover

The magician’s assistant

The trendy phobic

The luckiest man/woman in the world – or a bank robber

Lost in the woods

My day(s) as a cat/dog/pet or otherwise

A curiosity awakens – after all sorts of possibilities

Eighteen again (or back to a specific point in the hero’s/heroine’s lifetime)

The surprise wake

Lottery ticket hide-and-seek

My pet dragon

A ghost in the machine

The marriage from hell (or heaven, for real fiction)

My surprise allocation of the starring role in a film

My discovery of aliens walking amongst us

The windfall

The day I met….

An unexpected talent