I haven't posted any story ideas for a while. And that's because I haven't been having any solid ideas. However, I have one almost completely different idea to my first story, although not complete, but I'm sure has the potential.
I was thinking of setting my story in a department store. (not sure of time of day)
And in the department store is a standard lamp section. There are many different types of standard lamps. I've given them characteristic types.
Here are some sketches
I like the idea of using the light switch to double as a monocle. (the blue arrow is pointing to the drawing)
aristocratic standard lamps. (upright and very tall)
delicate standard lamps. (smaller and enclosed)
sleepy standard lamps. (leaning over / keeps drifting off to sleep / lights dim)
simple / cheep standard lamps. (look terribly standard)
All these types of standard lamps are organised in their spaces.
I've done a few example sketches of standard lamps with different body shapes. None of them are realistic in anyway. But then I wouldn't expect them to be.
That is the basic setting for the story.
I then started to think what might happen.
After alot of thinking and discussing ideas with my brother I have come up with a resolved story.
Asl = Aristocratic standard lamp
My idea is that the asl isn't getting sold as other lamps are getting sold around it.
At closing time. (at night)
This last asl is left alone with just a few other unsold lamps of lower class than him. (refer to the characteristics above)
But in the dark he sees one other standard lamp, aross the other side of the department store.
Asl immediately falls in love and walks over to it.
Just as asl gets infront of it, he lifts the hat/lampshade up a bit and discovers a human face dummy.
It is a hat display.
Asl is shocked by this, backs away down another ile and the lead attached to him (he is plugged in) pulls tight.
Asl falls to the ground and smashes.
Short silent pause
noise of a bulb being screwed back in
light turned back on, and asl finds himself in a living room
looking around, asl spots a standard lamp, that looks just like the mannequin with the hat. (suggestion of romance)
I like this story although the main flaw with it is that it might be difficult to fit into one minute. Even though this isn't a comedy, I think story wise, it is the best story.