I've just discovered two wonderful sites for overcoming writer's block.
Leah Peterson has a weekly 5MinuteFiction challenge, where you have five minutes to write to a prompt. (You get fifteen really but that's to allow for slippage.) It's every Tuesday at 1:30pm EST - that's currrently 6.30pm BST for those of us in the UK. Today's challenge is here.
And through Leah I also found Creative Copy Challenge, where on Mondays and Thursdays they post ten random words for you to make into a short story.
I've tried the Creative Copy Challenge but the time limit on 5MinuteFiction has me stymied at the moment. Can you manage it?