Stories That Will Never Be 1) Mollibby Slow Burn Romance
Hey there, folks! Hugh Jidiot here with an announcement of a new type of blog post series.
One thing you need to know about me is I’m a guy with a lot of ideas. For every story I’ve written and published there’s a dozen more ideas still rattling around inside my skull. But even if I had all the time in the world to write (someday...) there are some ideas that would almost certainly never make it to the page for one reason or another.
So I thought I’d start a new series talking about these stories that will never be. At least, I won’t write them. If anyone takes a look at these ideas and is inspired to write something like that of their own, be my guest.
To kick things off, I figured I would talk about my latest OTP, Molly/Libby from The Ghost and Molly McGee. Keep in mind I still have plenty of ideas for Mollibby fics, it’s just that this one won’t be one of them.
The Story: So many of you know my story, The Write Stuff had the plot of Libby wanting to enter a short story contest and wanted Molly to be her beta-reader. Well in this story, Libby will have already entered said contest and won a spot in the finals. The only problem is that being a contestant requires doing a live reading of your story at a formal luncheon, and Libby is terrified at the idea of reading in front of a crowd.
Naturally Molly wouldn’t let Libby pass up an opportunity like this and resolves to help boost her friend’s self-confidence. Through several chapters of them spending time together Molly and Libby would start falling for each other, but neither wants to confess out of fear of losing their friendship.
Come the day of the reading, Molly is with Libby at the event for emotional support. As her time on stage approaches, Libby freaks out and runs away to hide. Molly tracks her down and, over the course of an inspirational speech, lets it slip that she has a crush on Libby. This would lead Libby to confess, both talk things out and decide to give dating a try, and with a new girlfriend in the audience to focus on, Libby is able to overcome her stage fright and give an impassioned reading of her story.
Why It Will Never Be: Well there are two main reasons. First off, I thought it would be too similar to Dance With Me, with it’s plot of “outgoing girl tries to help shy friend prepare for a social event and both fall in love.”
Plus I wanted to wait until I saw more of the show to see more of Libby’s personality. I watched her become more confident, calling Molly out in Mazel Tov Libby and getting the courage to perform a poetry reading in Talent Show. The latter in particular was the final nail in my story’s coffin. With the way Libby was able to read her poem to a crowd and receive a standing ovation, I figured she would have no trouble reading a short story of hers in front of a crowd.
So that’s one of my stories that will never be. That being said, I still like elements from this story that I may decide to use in future works. And like I said, if someone else wants to write this story go right ahead.
Until next time, peace from the heart my friends!