Dead stories

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Dead stories

Dead stories

so do y'all just have stories that you tried to write and then literally just gave up on? I certainly do. Well here, people can tell the plot of their dead story so people can get story ideas when they have writers block, and they can use the dead stories and share them with you! So... yeah. I'll share when this goes up :)

submitted by Red Starlight
(February 27, 2022 - 10:57 pm)

Yessss. Whyyyyy does this happen? :"(

submitted by Jaybells, Lost in a Sea of Sorrow
(February 27, 2022 - 11:23 pm)
submitted by Top
(February 27, 2022 - 11:50 pm)

On a topping spree and going through the threads Jaybells recommended on the random thoughts thread :)

submitted by Topsettia
(May 12, 2023 - 9:12 pm)
submitted by Topsettia
(May 14, 2023 - 10:51 am)

Some guy in mideval china named Lao Shi emerges from a mountain and tries to teach people the right way to live, but they ridicule him. He moves to India after they give him such a hard time. 

submitted by Golden Lion Tamarin
(May 14, 2023 - 11:45 am)

Dead stories are literally my writing career. 

submitted by WiLdSoNg, I cOmE fRoM tHe StArS!
(May 14, 2023 - 2:30 pm)

I have 69 of them on a 7 page doc, although I prefer to think of them as story ideas that I worked on a little bit and will work on someday (maybe...)

If I typed the plot of all of those, it would take 7 pages. (And besides, the majority of the ideas are very underdeveloped and don't make coherent sense. A few of them are twaddly)


submitted by Lyric, age excluded, vines
(May 14, 2023 - 3:35 pm)

lol I gave up three books into a series

basically, the main characters are named Star (she/her, quiet and reserved), Proserpine (she/her, mature for her age, sassy), Eagleheart (he/him, an adorable, ridiculous mess), and Frost (she/her, queen of extensial crisises). the first three go on some adventures eventually meeting up with Frost. Star in particular has a fierce rivalry, yet complex relationship with the main villian, Quasar (he/him, dark and commanding), who is revealed to be Star's older brother. Quasar isn't the villian forever, though, as it's discovered that he's actually under the control of the ancient evil spirit Chimaera. in the finale Chimaera grows strong enough to leave Quasar (voldemort vibes oops-) and goes on a rampage, casting the land into darkness filled with his venom-dripping chimera spawn. meanwhile Quasar teams up with Star- and that's where I gave up :D


Eagleheart is shipped with another character named Thalassa (she/her, rage and revenge). Eaglassa was supposed to be the main ship of the series. (Eagleheart and Thalassa are almost exact opposites, Eagleheart being goofy, clueless, and clumsy, and Thalassa being determined, furious at everything, and rather agile (good at swimming btw).) the way it works is Eagleheart can help to cool down Thalassa, and Thalassa helps Eagleheart keep up his courage when things get tough. (contrary to his name, Eagleheart is very cowardly, as he's been protected by Proserpine and Star his whole life.)

eventually, Proserpine develops something of a crush on Eagleheart. this makes her more bitter and protective around Eagleheart, which makes him more confused and clueless, which results in Proserpine liking him more.

if you're interested in any of these ideas, you're more than welcome to use them! it'd feel a lot better knowing those 2+ years of writing weren't completely wasted. 

(also if you'd like more info on characters, scenes, or worldbuilding just ask) 

submitted by Darkvine, age idk, Hyrule
(May 14, 2023 - 9:11 pm)

Notebooks and notebooks full. Probably the majority of my stories ...

submitted by Flamarestii
(May 17, 2023 - 9:03 am)

Ah yes, nothing's changed in the pasts *checks astral time approximator* year and a half....

submitted by Jaybells, Lost, somewhere
(May 23, 2023 - 8:32 pm)