I had an idea for a short story; here is the hook.
The Dream Stealer
by Chad Wilson
Jimmy walked up to the elderly man, "Grandpa, who was that man you were just talking to?", and pointed to a man that was walking away down the sidewalk. "Well", Jimmy's grandpas began to say, "Um...I...I don't remember." "What were you two talking about?", Jimmy asked. Jimmy's grandpa looked at Jimmy with a blank stare, as he searched in vain for the memory, then stammered, "I...don't know..."
As the man walked down the sidewalk, he looked at a page in a book. As if by an invisible ghost hand, words appeared on the page. With the last word written, the man smiled and closed the book.
I have some ideas where to take it from there, but it will be interesting if I can follow it through.