I find it difficult to get ideas for new stories when dealing with every-day “stuff.” Ideas usually come to me when I’m either walking or driving long distances – not sure why, but it is something I have recently discovered. Having just come back from a walking holiday I now have three ideas that I’m hoping to develop. Two are for short stories and the other is for a longer story. One of the ideas came as a direct result from meeting someone on the trail and then bumping into them again and seeing them in a completely different light and asking the “what if” question. The other one came when we were in a desolate fishing town and I happened to notice two red roses floating in the sea, which seemed to be a good prompt for a story - so watch this space!