Hey creative people! Come read.
So I had a weird dream the other night, which I thought I could use as a future story/comic idea. It would have to be far into the future, since there are other things I'm concentrating on, but I still don't want to forget this. In my dream, a sentient mouse murdered a human being and was pursued by the (human) police. I don't remember how or why he killed a person, but I remember watching the news story on TV and believing that he was justified and hoping that he got away. My memory of the dream is very hazy and has left a lot of blank slate to work with.
I talked about the idea with Natalie already, but we both want to hear other creative opinions on some aspects if we ever want to turn it into a story:
1. How would a mouse be sentient in the first place? Should humans and sentient mice occupy the same world? Should this mouse be "special" thanks to SCIENCE, or for some unexplained reason? Escaping from a lab seems kinda cliche to me.
2. How/Why would he kill a human being? By accident, or on purpose? I like the idea of it being premeditated.
3. How would the police even believe that someone was murdered in cold blood by a mouse? And then, what would make them decide to actively pursue this mouse and believe him still dangerous? This part sounds the most ridiculous, and we had a difficult time coming up with something plausible. The most likely scenario we came up with was that the mouse is dellusional and believes himself to be actively pursued by human police forces, when in fact he is not. But it could be difficult to keep a story driven under that circumstance.
Those were the three biggest questions for our crazy idea. I have a sick mind.