Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction... or just plain cooler.
Here's some cool Science/Tech headlines that popped up on the wire today, maybe they'll bump you into creating the 'Next Big Thing':
Spray on Stem Cells helps burn victims
Videogames Are Good For You, Especially At Work, Study Says
Pheromones A Myth In Mammals
With Space Shuttle Trips Ending, What Do We Do With The Astronauts?
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take one of these ideas and write -- only for yourself, and for your own personal enrichment -- a minimum of a 5 page story.
You never know, you might just hit upon something that really speaks to you.
If not, nothing lost, think of it as an imagination/writing exercise.
Either way, cool stuff!