I kind of feel like writing a detective story. That being said, I'm at a loss for how to effectively write one. Best I can figure is you start with a dead body or something like in Law and Order and then you waddle your way through bad cop cliches and over-dramatic one-liners until a criminal confesses for no good reason. I'm sure I could populate the setting with some fun characters, but I have no idea how to write a "case". Second problem. I usually write in fantasy and scifi genres, which is partly because I suck at real life (no, for the last time, I don't know who that pop star or basketball player is and I couldn't care less what brand of shoe or cologne or whatever he's associated with). I often find that I don't understand people all that well, at least not in the day to day context, but give me a bunch of elves and goblins and crap, or anything without the normal rules of our modern society and I can go for days. So the idea of writing a story set in the present day with no aliens or future tech or magic or any built-in rule-breaking plot devices just makes me cringe.