That's how I think of my stories. They are a glimpse into a world occupied by ordinary people in an ordinary situation. Things just tend to get flipped around a bit. Especially if I have anything to say about it. LOL
Ironically, almost all of my books have begun with a simple question or a comment from one of the characters. In the seven books I have out, here are the simple questions or comments that started them:
Meeting A Neighbor's Needs -- Teasing can sometimes go too far. Are you ready for the consequences?
A Neighbor's Ultimatum -- Denying what you want can do more harm than good sometimes.
An Invitation: Ariel's Pet -- Little sisters are hell on interlopers-- she'll give him a run for his money.
Santa's Elf -- What if Santa had a naughty side and there was one specific elf he was interested in playing with?
Unfair Advantage -- "You damned pillaging pirate!" (seriously that was the first line I remember when I wrote the original story in 1982)
Under Control -- "I've become the monster I've fought to destroy"
Rite of First Claim -- "I want a baby. I want his baby."
Kinda hard to keep the ideas from flowing when they start with such interesting information. Don't you think?