This project is becoming a favorite. Ali Edwards' Just Write is a word prompt-based course. She sends out two word prompts a month, writes up her take on the word, and offers a plethora of ideas and inspiration how that word might lead you to write.
Words can be curious. Often triggers, if you will, into memories. Other people in the class share on a private Facebook account have shared their stories which have inspired my stories, even. I decided, finally, to stick with one template as a home for each story. Then I simply write.
Sometimes I set a timer and hand write on paper my story. Other times, most often, I simply sit at the computer and write my story in Photoshop Elements.