Hello everyone, I'm finally putting an end to writers block. I forcibly elected to take a Creative Writing course at my University, and have a Short Story assignment due at the end of the Semester. I'm generally one who leaves things to the last minute, but there's no way I can leave a Short Story to the end of the Semester (2-3 months away). I don't really have much under my belt as a writer. I had a poem published a few years back, got about 20,000 words into a novella before running out of steam, and managed to finish my first (and last, to date) Short Story about 4 years ago. 4 years ago. The assignment is fairly simple: around 10 pages, but feel free to fluccuate from 5-15. Any content you want. In short, make it good. But it has been ages since I've written a short story, and almost a year since I've wrote anything of substance (One hell of a block I'm in). So I'm turning to you guys - I need help. What first steps would you consider I should take in writing a Short Story? Should I think of a catchy, eye-grabbing title? Think of a some sort of political point I want to make then spread outward from there? Should I use writing techniques such as webbing, etc. to formulate ideas? Oy, I'm lost.