Friday, September 21, 2007

Two story snippets

Here's the beginning of a blog post I started last September:

Today, while getting a filling replaced, I had two story ideas. One idea is a dramatic science-fiction comedy in which the main character is dentist to the aliens. This is a night-time secret job, of course. The other idea is an "ER" styled drama that takes place in a hospital in the Middle Ages. Of course, it could also easily be a comedy a la M*A*S*H.

If either idea catches your fancy, please feel free to use it. Just be sure to write a "thank you" to me in the acknowledgements page of your novel!

7 comments:

jules said...

This interpreter I once worked with had this FABULOUS story idea, which I don't *think* has been taken yet, and I'm still WAITING for him to write it and get it published. I would never steal the idea, of course, but dude it was good (it was reversing The Three Billy Goats Gruff and having the small one be the one who kicks the troll's ass. Has it already been done before? I dunno, but I love it. Come on, JAMES HARRISON, who is likely not reading, and write it already!).

:)

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Jules-- I like that interpretation. I've not yet read it, so it's time to give that interpreter a nudge.

Phil said...

I'm pretty sure "dentist to aliens" has been done by a reasonably well-known sci-fi author, although I'm forgetting exactly who.

SamRiddleburger said...

Yep, sorry it was Piers Anthony. The books was Prostho Plus (or something.) I think I enjoyed it at the time.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Well! I certainly hope Piers Anthony remembered to thank me in his acknowlegements. Who's to say he didn't time travel to the future, read my blog, and then scurry home to write his novel?

Timothy Carter said...

I'm sure that's exactly what happened. But don't worry, it's still a good idea. You could easily take a different spin on it, make it like Men In Black only they clean teeth instead of secret investigations.

Lone Star Ma said...

Piers Anthony once wrote me an extremely long letter. Really. It was about being vegetarian and not killing plants. It was cool.