F is for Fedora (Skim to the underlined genre or style that best suits you.)
Ideas can’t be copyrighted, so the ideas I am posting are free for any of you to use.
Ah, the Romance of the fedora! I think a guy wearing a fedora would be super sexy, but you can always make the heroine the one wearing the fedora. The couple might meet by accident, coincidence, or destiny at some bazaar, and instead of a glass slipper getting left behind, it is the fedora. To what lengths will your hero go to find that hot chick with the flirty eyes he’s spotted wearing a fedora?
Mystery buffs, too, could have a grand old time with a fedora. So, Sherina takes a brisk walk on the back forty of her grandparent’s land. Naturally she comes within inches of a dead body. She forgot her cell phone, and it’s too far to run back to the farm, so she aims for a shortcut to the road. Not but twenty yards from that dead body, she finds a fedora. Does it belong to the murder victim? Or to the killer? One of her grandparents? She’s no private investigator, but you can bet she’ll find out what’s going on. This killing happened on her grandparents’ land. Do they know this victim? Maybe they’re next on the target list.
Using a fedora in a Literary masterpiece is sort of a lustful thought. Callie has kept a certain fedora for years, the funky hat having belonged to her late grandfather. But she won’t wear it. She won’t even touch it. Why not? What does it symbolize to her? What baggage is attached to the fedora? And why does she refuse to get rid of something carrying so much baggage?
Children love characters wearing or possessing interesting clothing or attributes. For a children’s story, a fedora can be illustrated to look silly. Is that man wearing the funky hat silly? Is he building himself a house of pea-rock? Is he an artist? A recluse? What if this strange fedora-wearing guy asks the main character to help, end even offers payment? Maybe the main character could use the money to help out Mom and Dad. Or to help a sick sister. So what can go wrong during this house-building venture, and what can be done about it? Maybe the fedora owner isn’t a person at all. Maybe it’s a giraffe. Since when does a giraffe wear a fedora?
Choose an idea and get started writing! Or, share your own idea in one of these genres or in one I didn’t mention, such as sci-fi or fantasy. Thanks!