If you need some changing story situations, here are a few ideas:
• This is a story about an escape plan that would have been perfect, but Herbert was the same outside of confinement as he was in it.
• This is a high fantasy story about a wise sorceress who solves a series of increasingly difficult confrontations with evil, but her skills do not increase as the danger increases.
• This is a steampunk story about a loyal minion — or rather, told from the minion’s point of view as other characters go about their thrilling, life-altering adventures.
— Sue Burke