For a few days now I've been absolutely gagging to write a short story.
I thought I'd write something for the Harpers Bazaar short story comp (entries need to be in by 11th April) but the theme (ambition) isn't sparking a thing. Actually that's not strictly true it HAS sparked an idea but it's far too ambitious for me to complete in 10 days (I'd need to do quite a lot of research before I could start writing).
Quick...give me your tips for sparking a short story idea!
p.s. Knee still hurty. Stoopid alcohol.