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A big chunk of my day involves standing by a door greeting people as they enter and saying bye as they leave. As such I have a lot of free time to sit and think up ideas for stories.

I thought I'd share a few here.

The Culper Ring:

I've tried to get this idea off the group multiple times but to no avail. It's based on a real spy ring started by George Washington during the American Revolution. The spies were citizens who lived in New York during the British occupation. In the story the Culper Ring wasn't disbanded and now serves as the Presidents personal Espionage service. The Agents are actually Celebrities from various fields (sports stars, actors, reality tv and news media). Celebrities can get into places even diplomats can't.

The Revolution:

In the year 2020, the United States is a dictatorship under the control of President Jessica Klein. As her armies enforce obedience, a group of Freedom fighters fights to return America to the people. They are joined by the mysterious Samuel, who knows more than he's letting on about the Government.

Noneday:

A teen orphan is sent to live with his estranged Great Uncle Felix. While exploring his Uncle's Labyrinthine Mansion the boy discovers a doorway that opens to a magical day hidden between sunday and monday called Noneday. While in Noneday the rest of the world is frozen and all types of mystical creatures run free. But a dark force seeks to harness the power of Noneday to return the most horrible of creatures to the waking world.

The Ultimate weapon:

Sabrina Mortez a young CIA analyst is reassigned to "The Hole" a secret underground base in Oklahoma where the most important Intelligence tool in America is held, a young 20something man named Ed. Ed is actually a clone of famous Psychic Edgar Cayce who actually died in 1990 at 113 (as opposed to 1945 as is reported). The government uses Ed's talents to fight terrorism on a global scale and prevent disaster. A deeper mystery involves his father's final visions which include Sabrina by name.

Lawman:

A morgue snafu sees fatally wounded Police Detective Topper Kane frozen in Cryo-Stasis for 30 years. He wakes in the year 2040 to a very different world. He uses his antiquated police skills to stop criminals in the future.

B.S.O (Bureau of the Strange and Obscure):

When cases involve the strange, the experts at the B.S.O are called in to handle it. Weather it's Aliens, Ghosts or Cryptids the B.S.O have you covered.

MegaCrime:

Five years after a mysterious event gave every one in ten people Super powers, the MegaCrime division of the NYPD handles both super criminals and superheroes in the city that never sleeps.

Guardian of the Multiverse:

A mental patient takes his Doctor on a tour of Parallel Quantum Realities. With each world they travel to, they use their collective knowledge and skill to change the lives of the inhabitants for the better. It's sort of a cross between "Quantum Leap" and "Sliders" with a bit of "Fringe" thrown in.

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Shadow Fox:

Set in the same universe as Harry Potter, Shadow Fox chronicles the rise of Wizard in training Daniel Shadow Fox, a young Pequot Indian in the Ravenwood School of Magic (The American counterpart of Hogwarts).

The New Gods:

several thousand years ago, the Earth was under attack by vicious aliens called the Talitians. To combat the threat The Guardians of Earth gifted 12 people fantastic powers to fight the invaders. The Talitians were defeated but the 12 were corrupted by the power, they ruled over humanity as the Greek Pantheon. The Talitians have returned and once again the Guardians gifted humans the power to fight, will these new gods give in to the power just as before?

Crimson Crusader:

For Two Hundred years the Crimson Crusader has kept Earth safe. The world thinks he's immortal but the secret is a long standing family lineage. The current Crusader Gavin Holland took over after his father Henry died trying to save his counterpart Barclay Stevens the Emerald Emissary. With no heir The Emissary is no more until Gavin discovers his girlfriend Julia Rosemont is Barclay's illegitimate daughter. Gavin must convince Julia of her familial connection before an impending disaster befalls Earth.

The Hidden War:

In the dark corners of our world war rages between two forces, The Merlinians and Morganians. The Merlinians seek to use magic to protect life while the Morganians seek Magic to rule the world.

Inspector:

Five years after his family dies in a Home Invasion which caused Literature Professor Duncan Hoyle to have a psychotic break. Hoyle as Sherlock Holmes aids the police in solving puzzling cases. He is joined by Rookie Detective Emily Claire as his own personal Watson.

Spirit Detective:

An American version of the Japanese Anime Yu Yu Hakusho.

When Kevin Hooks, a selfish Highschool Bully dies saving an innocent, his actions baffle everyone including Saint Peter. With no arrangements made for Kevin's afterlife Peter sends him back to Earth along with Amy his Guardian Angel. Once back Kevin discovers his trip has granted him special powers which he uses to fight Ghosts and Demons who have escaped from Hell. Kevin is aided by his "Rival" Duncan who has always had the ability to sense the Supernatural (the american counterpart of Yusuke's friend Kuwabara).

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The Space Race:

In the year 2113 Humanity has ventured out into space. Once there we learn we are not alone. Earth becomes the latest planet to enter the Alliance, sort of like a space United Nations. To keep the peace, a galaxy wide race is held for braging rights. But an evil alien tyrant threatens the peaceful Space Race and it's up to the Youngest species, Humanity to stop him.

Mighty:

Centuries ago, Gunnar a Norseman born with a crippling disability wishes to be a warrior to claim honor. His wish is granted when he uses his smarts and cunning to free an old man trapped beneath a fallen log. The man who was really Odin in disguise grants Gunnar extraordinary strength to use to protect those he loves. Centuries later Gunnar's ancestor uses the inherited power to fight crime in Chicago.

Stargate Continuity:

A normal day in the SGC turns intense when an unscheduled incoming wormhole brings with it an IDC that while accepted hasn't been assigned yet.

The young Lieutenant quickly enacts Protocol Zeta. The Lt. is from the future and must find a way back before he ruins his past.

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Far From Home:

Craig a simple minded grocery store clerk is abducted by Aliens on the verge of extinction. The Aliens download their collected knowledge into his brain granting him genius intellect and during the process of sending him home are wiped out by their enemies. With the hyperspace gateway destroyed, Craig must travel unfamiliar space in hopes of reaching home.

Leverage West Coast:

Taking advice from his friend Nate Ford, James Sterling opens up his own branch of Leverage Consulting. He is joined by Rogen a skilled Con Man, Jaks a skilled hacker, Banks a skilled Cat Burglar and Cortez a beautifully seductive Martial Arts expert. Using his team Sterling fights for the underdog when they are trampled on by the rich and powerful.

The Consultant:

When people find themselves overwhelmed with the Supernatural, they reach out to The Consultant for help. To him Exorcisms are useless and the Bible is like putting a band-aid on a bullet wound.

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The Lives of Calvin Baxter:

When 30-something loser Calvin Baxter is resuscitated following a drowning he remembers his numerous past lives. In each he finds his soulmate only to lose her to tragedy. He must find her once again and prevent his tragic fate from wrenching them apart again.

The Legend of Zelda:

Twenty years ago, Ganondorf the Hyrule King's trusted advisor tricked him into believing his Personal Guards, The Shekah were going to betray him. After a bloody purge the only survivor was Link the Infant son of two Shekah Warriors. Spirited away by his Nursemaid, Link was raised as a Ranch hand until his 20th year. Ganon seeks a powerful and hidden relic, the Triforce to aid in his conquest a prophecy told to him by his twisted mothers said a Shekah would rise to defeat him so he had them killed. Link learns of his destiny and joins forces with Princess Zelda, Impa, his oldest friend Kafei and Ruaru a Sage to Save the lanfd from Ganon's evil.

Seven Days: New Recruit:

Frank Parker, the Original Chrononaut was killed trying to prevent the 9/11 terror attacks and in the aftermath Operation Backstep was Mothballed. In 2009 President Barack Obama restarted Backstep to preserve our way of life. Jackson Carthwright (Backstep's second choice) is chosen to be the new pilot of the Sphere to travel seven days in the past.

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So you come up with just the jist of the premise or what?

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The Good Samaritan:

Rachel Holloway an Investigative Journalist is attacked one night after leaving work. She would've died if not for the timely intervention of a hooded stranger. As she convalesces in the hospital her curiosity leads her to search for her savior. With almost no information aside from a general description she is led to Morris White, an elderly Black man who was saved from a lynching in 1958 by a man resembling the one who saved Rachel. As she digs deeper Rachel begins to find stories of people who were saved by the same man, stories that go back to the American Revolution. Who is this mysterious stranger, saving people throughout time? As Rachel gets closer to the truth she finds her life is in even more danger than ever.

Ghost of a Chance:

Detective Avery Chance is having a bad day. Killed in the line of Duty, Chance must outrun the grimm reaper to finish his last case, say goodbye to his wife and see his killer arrested.

A Chance in Hell:

On his way to the peaceful afterlife Detective Avery Chance is pulled into Hell by the demented spirit of Jasper Logue, the serial killer who murdered him. Chance must fight his way through the 7 levels of Hell to reach the portal to Heaven before it closes.

A Chance at Redemption:

While in Hell Avery Chance meets his estranged father Bradley Chance, the abusive drunk who abandoned him as a child. Hoping to redeem himself in his sons eyes Bradley aids his son in traversing the remaining circles of Hell to reach the Heavenly gate.

A Chance Encounter:

Avery Chance has won his freedom from the Underworld but at a terrible price, his father Bradley was left behind. With the help of John Heaven's gardener can Avery convince God to save his Earthly father dispite all that he did wrong?

A Chance at Life:

In his final adventure, deceased detective Avery Chance is shocked to learn that his Earthly body has survived his shooting and now languishes between life and death. To return to life Chance must return to Earth and find Mortis, the Angel of death who is lost on the planet in human form.

Game of Chance:

Avery Chance is alive again. Nearly a year after his shooting he returns to work investigating a series of bizarre copycat murders resembling those of deceased serial Killer Jasper Logue. While the other cops hunt for a copycat Avery discovers that Jasper too has escaped the Afterlife and is possessing his own bastard child. Can Chance excise Jasper and save the boy from his fathers twisted grasp.

A Slim Chance:

Five years have passed since Chance died and returned to life. One night he is shocked to see Lucifer in his living room. The Lord of Hell seeks Avery's help in capturing 666 damed souls who escaped from Hell. At first hesitant to help, Avery is convinced by his Heavenly benefactor "John", whom Avery learned was actually Jesus, to aid Lucifer and save the world from the coming Apocalypse.

Chance Favors (a prepared mind):

Chance has recovered all 666 souls and is resting comfortably in retirement. But things aren't as they seem, Chance has been possessed by Malotis, a powerful and sadistic demon. Can Chance break the possession before Malotis ruins Chance's life forever?

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True Hero:

The world's greatest Superhero team "The Heroic Division" welcome their newest member The Blue Bolt, a metahuman who can draw electricity from objects and even the environment. The new hero is later revealed to be a former villain who was called Berserker. He killed several heroes and civilians before he was thought dead in an explosion. Blue Bolt claims he has changed but when he attacks The Division and rejoins his old Villain team "Chaos Incorporated" and kills The Psychic hero Altair the Team including Altair's lover Julie Crosswild pledge vengeance. Unknown to both teams Blue Bolt psychically warned Altair of his attack beforehand in an effort to fake his death.

The reason, several years earlier when he was Berserker he hooked up with Cherry Pie, one of the Super Villain "The Baker's" "Baker's Dozen". Thirteen henchwomen named after baked goods. She left the team after getting pregnant with Berserker's child. Berserker faked his death so he could start a new life with his family. To make his daughter proud he became Blue Bolt a superhero until Choas Incorporated kidnapped his girlfriend and daughter. After Altair saves his family Blue Bolt sucks almost every amp of the villain team's bodily electrical impulses before his daughter stops him.

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Cloudy with a Chance:

Abigail Chance the daughter of Avery Chance is visited by her father on her 20th birthday while in College. He tells her that on the eve of her Birth, Calisto an Angel came to warn him. When Avery was in the afterlife his soul absorbed so much potential energy (that's why he can see ghosts and demons). When his daughter was conceived he passed some of this powerful essence to her. Because of this energy she has become a Scion, an Angelic/Human hybrid. Before God left our reality he hid a powerful Holy relic called The Spear of Yaweh somewhere on Earth that no Angel, Human or Demon may yield. But since Abby is an Angelical Human she can. Calisto needs the spear for the final Battle which is quickly approaching.

The Visionary:

Benson Cross, the author of the popular Sci-Fi series "TechWorld" is shocked when he is visited by Dagget Nord, a character from his books. Benson learns that his stories are real, happening in a parallel reality from ours. Dagget returns to TechWorld with Dagget to help fight the evil Psyclo-bots who have captured most of the Resistance Fighters. The real mystery unfolds as to why Benson is psychically linked to the story's Heroin Gelwyn Hallow.

Diary of a Skeptic:

When UFO skeptic Charles Warner Smith sees something in the night sky he can't explain he finds himself in the midst of a Conspiracy that has been going on since the 1940's.

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The Legend of Zelda: Dark Tomorrow:

Set 500 years after Twilight Princess, Hyrule now resembles modern day New York City. A sadistic serial killer is targeting women from all walks of life and is cutting out their hearts in a ritualistic manner. Royal Guard Constable Lucas Green and his Partner Kevin Keaton are assigned the case. Lucas starts to have dreams that point him to a Prophecy in which Seven maidens from the Sage's bloodline are to be sacrificed to resurrect Ganondorf. And only Lucas (Link's descendant) can stop him.

Legend of Zelda: Red Orb

As the first manned mission to Mars quickly approaches. NASA Mission Commander Lucas Green continues to have dreams of an odd kingdom on the brink of destruction. When the crew reaches Mars they are flooded with memories of the last days of Hyrule, the original name of Mars. Lucas is Link, his science officer Zelenka is Zelda, Shuttle pilot is Kepora Gebora, and Shuttle Commander Gwendolyn is Ganondorf. Can Lucas summon the courage of his lineage and restore life to the Barren planet?

The Legend of Zelda: Scion of Evil:

On his 21st Birthday Link (from Ocarina of Time) starts having dreams predicting Zelda's death so he and his traveling companion Isaac return to Hyrule on the eve of her Wedding to the Prince Vale or Termina, a neighboring country. But there is more to Vale than meets the eye, he is actually Valadis Dragmire the bastard son of Ganondorf. He seeks revenge for the death of his Father.

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Intervention Incorporated:

When people need help they seek out Intervention Inc. After The Iraq war Lieutenant Commander Cory James found himself suffering from terrible PTSD. After losing his job he spiralled into a drunken depression that would've killed him if it wasn't for his friend and Mentor General (Ret.) Douglas Houser. Houser invited James to join him and other retired soldiers in his newest venture, Intervention Incorporated a non-for-profit mercenary squad helping the downtrodden, people that the system had failed. The group travels the Globe fighting Pirates, Terrorists, Drug Cartels and those who oppress others for their own ends.

The Dark Half:

Chicago Homicide Detective Dominic Roberts is on the trail of a brilliant serial killer who calls himself "TDH". Things change when TDH's latest victim is Dominic's college girlfriend Mallory Brooks. When all the evidence points to Dominic as Mallory's killer he begins to question his very sanity, is the killer his very own Dark Half?

No, Dominic discovers TDH is his twin brother he never knew. Both boys were put up for adoption but because of a birth defect the couple only adopted Dominic leaving his brother Cody Price to be raised in the Foster system. When Price learned his Brother was raised by a loving and wealthy family the abuse he suffered caused him to crack. Price then sought to ruin his brother's life hoping he would join him on his quest for Chaos.

My Special Friend:

Parker Cross is your typical Highschool loser. He's skinny and awkward and is unlucky with the ladies. When his grandfather dies he finds a strange glass jar hidden in the attic containing a glowing object. Opening ths jar Parker releases Trozin a magical fairy his grandfather captured 60 years earlier. Trozin thanks Parker for releasing her and leaves to return to her hidden village. Trozin returns depressed, she is the last of her kind and has nowhere to go. Parker allows Trozin to stay with him. She uses her magic to become a cat. Trozin becomes his supernatural benefactor, using her magic to change his standing among his peers in school.

As Parker's standing at school rises his relationship with Trozin takes a hit and she leaves. Distraught over the loss of his friend Parker goes looking and finds Trozin in her ruined village, led there by the soul of his deceased Grandfather. Parker confesses that the only reason he took to his popularity was because he thought it made Trozin happy helping him. Trozin says she helped him because she wanted to make him happy. As the friends make up they are startled by noises in the forest, a group of people emerge and reveal that they were the Fairy folk of Trozin's village. They wanted to experience the one power they could never have, Love. So they shed their fairy forms and became mortal. They are shocked to learn that Trozin mastered Love while still a fairy. She confesses to Parker that she loves him and Parker confesses in kind. Trozin sheds her fairy side and becomes human too, taking the name of Tracy she moves in with the former fairies and enrolls in school with Parker. Parker discovers that the magic Trozin did was undone when she became Tracy. In the end Parker learns that being who you are is always what's best. The school is shocked when the new girl starts dating Parker.

In an epilogue set 15 years later Parker is revealed to be telling the story to his children, a son named Troy and a daughter named Zina. Tracy comes in and tells him it's time for bed.

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An alcoholic bird must deal with the local racism of his town: "Tequila Mockingbird"

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Bravo, word puns are always fun.

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Here is my new hit series, Ghost Store!

  1. A family of zombies own a kosher deli. And you're on the menu!
  2. The chick from "the Ring" starts a video rental shop. None of her costumers return the videos because they all die.
  3. "The Grudge" chick starts a sex hotline. "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh"
  4. Freddy Krueger runs a spa. Great facials and manicures!!

I'll post more later maybe.

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Faust:

Felix Marlowe is a successful plastic surgeon who is living the good life in Beverley Hills. Everything changes when he is visited by the mysterious Morton Black. Black tells Felix that his parents sold his soul to him when he was an infant for wealth and power. They suffered the consequence of the Devil's bargain by dying soon after in a car wreck. The deal transferred to Felix until the marker on his soul arrived on his 30th Birthday (which is months away). As Felix's life crumbles around him he considers taking his own life until he is saved by Gabe, a homeless wanderer. Felix tells Gabe about his parents and the deal they made and to Felix's amazement Gabe believes him. "No one Felix, not even your parents can sell your soul but you. If this Morton Black really is Lucifer, he was probably counting on you taking your own life. A soul is a powerful thing but it must be given up willingly, don't give it up without a fight!"

Inspired by Gabe's kind words Felix goes to confront Mr. Black to battle for his soul. In a very onesided battle, Felix is nearly killed until Gabe intervenes. "I should've recognised your meddling Gabriel, tell me does our Father know you are consorting with his precious Apes?" "He gave them free will Brother, he never said we couldn't give them advice."

Prevented from openly helping Felix Gabe gives him his Glaive, a silver sword "This'll even the odds a bit!" Empowered by the Glaive Felix trounces Lucifer and destroys the contract. Time reverts to the point just before Mr. Black arrived and Felix's life is intact. He thanks Gabe for his help and hands him his Glaive "Keep it" Gabe replies. "Something tells me Lucifer's not through with you yet".

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