Stuck writing your NaNoWriMo book, or a short story, or just feel like scribbling a quick flash tale and need an idea injection fast? Log into twitter (and if you're not on twitter - why not? Okay, time suck, it would bore you, I get it, I get it - sort of and not quite because I love twittering) and write down interesting things from the first 10 or so tweets you read and weave them into something.
The experiment gave me...
Only sound was a mouse in the kitchen
I could weave something fearful from that and I bet you could too.