Yes, another post. I'm between stories, and banging my head up against a drabble for Patti's challenge, so I'm trolling for story ideas. Yahoo's home page is a good place to start and their "trending now" can be kind of interesting. Here's a few that I picked up today.
Black Hole Hunter - Now this is some kind of machine that NASA is getting set to launch. Yeah, millions into a black hole. Putting aside my opinion of NASA spending, there's a few ideas roaming around here. If you write erotica, it's pretty well laid out there for you (pun intended). But I was thinking more along the lines of a great adventure. A bounty hunter perhaps searching out black holes where criminals are hiding. Kind of an outer space Hole in the Wall?
Vacuum Climber - Not sure why this attracted me. Seems both the Army and some college kids have invented climbing devices. The Army, for aiding men to climb walls and the students, small robotic climbers. The idea just tickled my story bone.
Volcker Rule - J. P. Morgan was complaining about this, so I expect it's something to do with the financial world. Yeah, me and my coffee can of pennies gives a crap about J. P. Morgan's woes. But I like the sound of Volcker and everyone loves when the bad guy, and even the good guy has rules they live by or commit crimes to.
Terracotta Warriors - I've seen the pictures of these Chinese warriors that have been buried for centuries and I always imagine them coming to life with maybe Ghenis Khan leading them. Total fantasy, but you could also create a crime around them.
What Not to Say When a Woman Tells You She's Pregnant - Well, this one can take you anywhere. What if your girl tells you she's pregnant in the middle of a bank robbery? Or maybe on the eve of 12-21-12? The possibilities for a humorous situation are endless.
Mettalica helps FBI - Okay, they did a public service announcement for the Feds. But try to imagine a buttoned down FBI guy or girl on the road with a rock band. They're undercover as...a member of the band, a groupie, a roadie.