The Roles

Starring YOU as....?

  

You can be anyone from the valiant hero to the cowardly villain – and anything and anyone in between. You can even be an observer who takes no direct lead in things but tells us all what happened. This is your story so you set the limits on what can happen to your character – even if that character is you, yourself – and then see where the tale takes you…



  

Hero/Heroine
 

Faithful Companion
 

Servant/Slave
 

Master/Mistress (or opposite role)
 

Eternal Innocent
 

Monster
 

Robot
 

Victim
 

Explorer/Pioneer
 

Scientist (mad or otherwise)
 

Wizard, witch or warlock

The Genres

  

Select a genre for the tale and the broad sub-genre that you want to appear in. Choose ‘horror’ for example and then pick the style of horror tale you want to see yourself take part in. There are no limits in the fictional world…
 

Science Fiction
 

Space travel, computers, a dystopian future, a flooded world, the return of the Triffids, everything available as a pill, unexpected wormholes, forcibly limited lifespans, time travel
 

Horror
 

The usual cast – vampires, Frankenstein and Igor, werewolves, zombies, Freddy and Jason, suddenly rabid pets, the very human serial killer, the very inhuman serial killer, suddenly intelligent babies
 

Urban Fantasy
 

A shy guy/girl and his/her coming of age, an influx of traveller types, a mystical once-a-year fairground, the old recluse and rumours of his/her skills, buildings (dis)appearing overnight
 

Romance
 

Classic boy meets girl, families clashing, the gallant knight, the (truly) hopeless romantic, differing musical styles and tastes combining (new romantics and punks), hero worship on TV or film or radio, dreams come true
 

Erotica/Adult
 

Twenty-five Shades of Grey, first timers, exhibitionism – direct or accidental, submission and dominance, spanking, stripping, role play, masks and ties, blindfolds, orgies, unplanned entry into the sensual world
 

Faux-factual and Biography
 

The career commentary, romance and marriage commentary, the hero or heroine’s story, a century of memories, ‘on this day’ historical facts, full-on non-fiction biography or similar as a ghosted auto-biography
 

Thriller/Detective
 

Closed door mystery, the annoyingly lucky private eye, the bank job, hijack, ransom, computer fraud, remote castles, a day in the life of a washed up detective, a cat burglar
 

Murder Mystery
 

A different closed door mystery, where there’s a will, everyday person solving the crime, an apparent accident, a thousand suspects, a very public execution – with no apparent culprit
 

Humour
 

Bumbling characters in one of many roles (student to retiree), ‘how to’ guides, comedian, ludicrous coincidences, hopeless wannabe, embarrassing circumstances
 

Fantasy
 

A world of fantasy and adventure, elves, goblins, sword and sorcery, a doorway from our world, dragons, knights and jousting, talking pets, a space haven
 

Children
 

Magic, dragons. swords and sorcery, friends and teams, sports, junior detectives, growing up and aims in life, mystery men and women, goosebumps

Story Outlines

  

Pick any one of these types of story or create your own fantastical tale. Nothing is impossible so follow your dream, select the tale that suits you in that mystical, unreal world. Discuss the style and the possibilities with one of our writing team to make sure that you find what you are really looking for – and then leave them to create a tale that will be as much a surprise to you as it is to those you later share it with. Remain anonymous or use your own name for the character you play in the story. This is Your fiction and Your story, so remember – the tales listed below are suggestions and if you already have your own idea of the story you want told, then tell us all about it. This is the land of fiction and anything is possible – you can be anyone you want to be and you can do anything you want to do – the choice is yours and yours alone…
 

First settlers (and what is lost/missed)
 

Inventor of a miracle cure
 

A sullen vampire fed up with so many modern stories
 

Targeting a celebrity – (fictional, to avoid permission-seeking)
 

King (or Queen) of the manor
 

Period drama, a bodice ripper (or rippee)
 

First time experimenter to brighten a relationship
 

An unexpected hidden identity
 

A meteor strike/Armageddon scenario
 

Global warming takes hold – flooding/freezing/heatwave
 

Masked party
 

The rise and fall and rise of a business/concept
 

The tale of a champion – sporting/medieval/charity boss
 

Rights campaigner with a dark secret
 

Murder on the Leyton Orient terraces
 

An antique mirror which shows two reflections of the owner
 

The elf twins – and why toilet paper layers have exactly the same tear-off serrations – normally
 

Lord Chatterley’s lover
 

The magician’s assistant
 

The trendy phobic
 

The luckiest man/woman in the world – or a bank robber
 

Lost in the woods
 

My day(s) as a cat/dog/pet or otherwise
 

A curiosity awakens – after all sorts of possibilities
 

Eighteen again (or back to a specific point in the hero’s/heroine’s lifetime)
 

The surprise wake
 

Lottery ticket hide-and-seek
 

My pet dragon
 

A ghost in the machine
 

The marriage from hell (or heaven, for real fiction)
 

My surprise allocation of the starring role in a film
 

My discovery of aliens walking amongst us
 

The windfall
 

The day I met….
 

An unexpected talent