I'm writing a story modern/fantasy story (it's a bit of a mix) and the character has a basement in their house. I'd like to have some fun (although not plot-related) things that you can do in the basement. However, I'm having trouble coming up with ideas. Do you have any ideas for things to do in a basement?
P.S. This is my first post on the Writing Workshop. If I am using it incorrectly, please let me know where to put posts like this! I know there are a lot of people who use the forums wrong and then get yelled at, I'm hoping that doesn't happen to me...
I'm trying to think of how a person would be unable to think of a thing that could be done in a basement. I'm actually having trouble thinking of something you can't do in a basement. I guess fly a kite?
However, for inspiration: https://chooseyourstory.com/story/tales-from-the-basement
Good point. I came up with a few ideas already for the storyline. After that, I couldn't think of anything for some reason. This is one of those unfinished basements, and you're alone. I thought for a while, but I couldn't come up with anything worth writing about. It sounds like you have a lot of ideas, though.
Edit: I just noticed the link, thanks!
Good idea, thanks!
No idea how it would tie into your story but here are some options:
Wow! Amazing ideas. Since the story isn't entirely based around the basement, I probably won't need any more ideas. However, if I do, I will know where to look.
Thank you for all these ideas. I'm almost inspired to write a new story about basements, but I want to finish my current story so I can have at least one story published.
Some people swim in their basements. At least, the rich folks who have basements. We were poor and had to swim in the cellar whenever there was a tornado threat.
Interesting idea. I'll see if that fits anywhere in the story...
Oh, ya. Great though. Thanks!
Oo, cool ideas!
The house is slowly sinking into the basement. You have to place columns in the right places to keep the whole building from collapsing on top of you.
You could take hallucinogenic drugs in the basement since there's no windows to jump out of.
Your friend Jerry the moist basement goblin lives down there. He eats all the spiders that live down there, and you've earned his trust by bringing in dead birds and roadkill. You can convince him to do various favors for you on the surface world on clear rainless nights (he fears things like sunlight and basic hygeine) but he's recently learned how to climb up the laundry chute of his own volition. You have to keep him distracted during a family gathering so he doesn't crawl out of the hole in your bathroom and scare the shit out of your grandma with his hairless lumpy visage.
You could drink gatorade in the basement.