Your protagonist wakes up from a deep sleep. How do they describe their surroundings?
A beautiful four-poster bed by the wild, rolling sea
A normal bedroom. But something isn't right...
A sun-soaked square of fabric, soft like marshmallows
A chamber-cold room with scarlet wallpaper
Your protagonist looks in the mirror. What do they see?
A confident-looking face of about seventeen-year-old
A soft pair of deep, blue eyes
A rugged, sweat-stained face, pockmarked and leathery skin
They step outside. What do they see?
A bustling metropolis
They head out. Where are they going?
To their parents' memorial garden
A mysterious-looking shack
On the way, they meet someone. What do this person look like?
Slightly rugged, old and strange
Tall, dark, handsome, and well-dressed
Tall, thin and dishevilled
Exactly the same as the protagonist
What happens next?
The stranger begins stalking your character
They turn out to be your character's long lost sibling
They invite your character out
The stranger reveals that your protagonist is part of a secret society
Describe your character's reaction:
Something about the stranger was captivating and compelling
An overwhelming existential malaise
A ferocious anger burned in its eyes...
And from that moment on, nothing was ever the same again...
Your character has learned something about themselves. What do they do?
They accept their fate and rise to the top
Run away and narrowly escape
Realise a profound, but ambiguous, truth
Live happily ever after
And the result?
The world is saved, albeit with several important casualties
A tumultuous but intensely fulfilling romance
A rumination on the nature of imagination and family in modern society
The forces of evil are pushed back for another day
What's your closing line?
"The lace curtains fluttered like songbirds as the sun spilled over them and their four-poster bed."
"The past prized its fangs from the carapace of memory, and she saw her reflection distorted in the waters of the Stanbergesee."
"But whatever happened, they couldn't bring themselves to walk past the crematorium at night. Not anymore."
"...and the enchanted coins scattered onto the ground. And, for the first time in months, the sun shone."
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