Three words or phrases. Infinite possibilities! I challenge you to take the following three words/phrases and turn them into a short story or scene: (a babysitter, a horoscope, and a broken pencil) The story can be about anything you want, as long as those three elements are incorporated into it. Please note that this idea is in no way mine. A friend of mine told me about this exercise from her writing class, and it has helped me through a few bad bouts of writer's block from time to time. I thought I might share this exercise with you all in hopes that it might help you as much as it has helped me (as well as to see some of the nifty ideas you all come up with). Good luck!