Since I so enjoyed taking your input and weaving a story (even if it was so vulgar it actually lost me a follower) and since you all seemed to enjoy participating in the effort, I thought we’d try something similar today.
Here’s the skinny: I’ll create a character and a plot structure, and you contribute suggested details. Then, on next Friday, I’ll piece it all together and post it. Assuming that there's enough input to make selection necessary, I will be choosing based on (1) adherence to the character as described and (2) dramatic sense.
Character: Nicole Benson is a 42-year-old, recently divorced, mother of two daughters, aged 11 and 14. She has a good job with good benefits, though not in the subject she majored in at college -- Theater.
Nicole Benson wants (input #1 - name something she might want) because (input #2 - why does she want it?), so she (input #3 - what does she do to pursue her dream?), expecting (input #4). Instead, (input #5) happens.
Horrified, she (input #6), thinking that will (input #7), but instead (input #8).
Fortunately, (input #9), and that takes some of the pressure off.
But not for long, because (input #10). At her wit’s end, she finally (input #11) and (I’ll take it from here).
You can contribute any or all of the inputs (please number them, so I know which ones are which), and I’ll choose the ones that seem to work together to create a good plot.
Or, you can remain ominously silent, and I’ll just sit around listening to the crickets chirp.....