I found this broken dish and couldn't remember how I broke it or why the broken pieces hadn't been thrown away. Always on the lookout for writing exercises I wondered if there was a story in these pottery pieces that were once a pretty and useful dish.
Why don't you try using these important story elements to create a story.
Is there a mystery to be found or a comedy?
Is it the start of something or the end?
Is there one story or several?