I’m thinking that if you can’t write a story based on this, you’re not trying hard enough.
I didn’t mean to go in this direction at all, but I’ve found myself about 60% through a rewrite of another of my earlier novels. This one’s origin was my very first Novel Dare (think NaNoWriMo before there was such a thing).
It started because I opened the file up as a writing avoidance technique, and suddenly found myself 100 pages into it and thinking, “hmmm…this is pretty good.” I ran into the Not So Good part at about page 150, and I think–as of today–I’ve got it pretty well fixed. Still about a hundred pages to read through, but I’m optimistic.