I'm in a corner right now, and I was wondering if you guys could help me out. There's a short story due in two days for my English class, and I'm stuck. Stopped. Completely blocked. I've been trying since this task was assigned to come up with something— anything— worthwhile. I read new books, listened to new music, used online generators by the cartload, reread some favorite books, listened to comfortable eighties music, and still nothing. I can't find an idea I can get behind. The assignment's only requirement is that I connect the story to song lyrics; the idea is to be inspired by song lyrics, and base the theme/mood/feel/character(s)/plot off of the lyrics. Since I'm not usually inspired by music, I thought I could get away with making a tenuous connection (you know, think up the story, then find the lyrics?)... but there's no connection to make if I don't have a story. But I'm not here to beg for your plot ideas (that would be quite rude). No, my questions are these... 1) What inspires you most? 2) Do you know of any prompt websites, idea generators or the like? I've tried Seventh Sanctum, and some others, but I can't find any that help... 3) What are some themes that interest you? 4) How do you get past writer's block? Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.