Ideas for stories come from the craziest places sometimes....
I was laying on my bed, reading a book about a guy's conversion from the Mafia to Christianity. All of the sudden, a packet of papers falls out onto my chest-- a ticket to a concert, a promotional photo, an airplane boarding pass, and a post-it note with my name and phone number on it.
The information did not belong to me, nor did I recognize the name. But I did quickly figure that my contact information had been written by someone at the library because it included my library card number.
curiouser & curiouser, thought Alice.
That made my imagination go crazy! Wouldn't that be a great story? A book about the Mafia or something containing secret documents just for you that lure you into a complex world?
I remember a book about writing called "Panning for Gold in the Kitchen Sink" about how to find inspiration in the world around you. Sometimes all it takes is a wild imagination to see the possibilities for stories are endless.