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Bent Tree
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I thought this might be a good idea. Let's start a list of short phrased conflicts that would serve as major or minor plot elements.

huckster gets duped when he sells a bag of spell components and shortly after the coins he recieved melt in his coin purse.


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Jimmy gets beat up after a handicapped man suddenly climbs out of his wheel chair and beats him over the head with it.
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A Royal secret is stolen by someone unworthy.
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Mancay saved Vohn, a retarded outcast, by taking him hunting. He didn't expect the entire village to be captured or killed while they were gone. Now, not only is he responsible for Vohn, he is the only one able to track down the raiders and discover the truth of the villagers.
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little billy told the gang that if they did not leave him alone, he would hit them with his purse. They take the purse and tell him to hit them now.
Hidden inside a secret compartment of the purse is the translator, that keeps little billy from turning back into a velociraptor.

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A carbon credit speculator on the cusp of completing the biggest score in his career finds his name on the BlueBook list of persons slated for compulsory offworld emigration.
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Denem
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Boy becomes orphaned after his parents are killed and house burned by bandits who are not really bandits - they are hired assassins.
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Penelope discovers that the old junker car Aunt Matilda left to her in her will is...special.
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As Magda reaches the castle after escaping from the evil wizard Gorem, she realizes that the pennants are flying a different coat of arms. Her dismay is intensified as she is roughly seized by the hard hands of the guards.

[This message has been edited by Owasm (edited March 04, 2009).]


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The better he wrote his stories, the more real they start to became. He wonders. What if he becomes good enough to be published, his ultimate dream of life. Would he unleash all sorts of horrors onto the world.
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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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You know, these sound like pitches to me, more than just conflicts.

<shrug>


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extrinsic
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I agree, conflicts with context. Rags or riches, love or rejection, life or death, honor or scandal, safety or jeopardy . . .
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Nanny Woodbury gets infuriated with the flock of unruly children and spends her life savings on a ray gun to blast them all into smitherines
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Man wants a "designer child" despite his wife's yearning for a baby created the natural way.
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Robert Nowall
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quote:
...shortly after the coins he recieved melt in his coin purse.

Chocolate, huh?

*****

Mysterious stranger rolls into town and gets involved in a feud between the landlord and the renters.


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Coming of age story set in the years After Contact (AC.) Teen girl wants to join the aliens. Parents want her to stay/stay human.
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Being a victim of rape - Mommy wants to have an abortion, but the child is VERY special and VERY much wants to be born.

I think I'll use this one...interesting....
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A blade of grass wants to grow up to become a tree, but the lawnmower keeps mowing it down.
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