I’m working on something else right now, but here is a tool I use
A story I wrote that I really, really like that I never finished. It’s one of three or four that I think of on a regular basis. I guess all of my stories, in one form or another, come from these.
And once these are done I will never write again. Until, of course, I find three or four more that I don’t finish.
The important image for me was the candle in the vaulted cave. Couldn’t tell you why. I also like the buzzing bees in the introduction.
I think I got the idea from Aristotle or something.
<edit> I got the story name wrong. That was one was a WIP that I’ll never finish. Meredith The Mistress is the story I was thinking about – or the one that I do think about