Set your MP3 player on shuffle. Write down the titles of the first two tracks that come up. Use them in the first and last sentences of a short story. Feel free to change tenses and pronouns- or turn pronouns into names; i.e. “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” could become “Only love could break Jane’s heart.”
For anyone who doesn’t have an MP3 player, here are some from mine you could use.
Guess Things Happen That Way/ Horses Under Starlight
Galaxy of Emptiness/ Committed to Life
Move the Crowd/ The Rip
Spying Glass/ Molly’s Lips