You’ll probably get story ideas by eavesdropping, but if not, here are a few. Remember the dialogue.
• This is a dark fantasy story in which a husband asks a friend to seduce his wife so he can have an excuse to divorce her, and the friend suggests conjuring up an incubus instead.
• This is a technological thriller that begins when a researcher reports that a greater number than average of redheads are being born.
• This is a chronicle of the cut-throat competition in the pet business after dogs have been artificially bred to be able to speak.
— Sue Burke