A thread for all those short and sweet story premises/ideas you may have discarded or don't have time to write. Your lump of clay may turn into gold for someone else, or can just kick-start their own imagination, so dump'em right here. :)
I'll start with these five ideas:
When people die they turn into mythological creatures (maybe depending on what they were like in life).
A psychic medical examiner can see flashes a dead person’s every day-life when cutting them open. One day they realise they’re examining something very peculiar. The body looks human, but their every-day life doesn't look at all familiar to the M.E..
A character realises they’re in a very familiar and worn-out plot. Knowing how it will end they do everything to de-rail it.
A job coach accepts a higher paying job in a different town, but the clients are not what she’s used to. Neither are the job openings in town. Or the town itself.
When a strange fossil is dug up on the border between two warring countries they both start to worship it, but they come up with two very different myths. A poor scholar realises that both myths have elements of truth, and if combined the ancient creature will rise to rule. But that might not be the best idea ever.
(Sorry if any of them is familiar to a book/movie already out there. I seem to be bad at keeping up with the current stuff these days.)