Yesterday I had some down time, some waiting time, and I had a pen and a notebook with me to, hopefully, get a story started, but no ideas.
So I asked my daughter to give me an interesting word.
She gave me 'drugstore.'
Then I asked for a name. She gave me Mary.
The I asked for another word, and another, then a verb and an adjective after that.
In the end I had six words and by the time the sixth was on the paper, I had a story formulating in my head.
So try it. Here are your six words:
There you go. Write a story. Edit it once. Run it through a crit group or workshop if you want. Edit again. Then get it out on the market!!