How about some little ideas for helping you figure out what to write? Irony is good for short stories. Because they're short, you want to get the point across and there's nothing like an ironic situation that can do that. Write something that has a bigger meaning to it, like Aesop's fables. Do you like scary stuff? Go Poe-ish with your writing. The title could be something weird, like, "The Angst of the Plastic Mannequin". Then you could write from the point of view of a broken-hearted mannequin, whether it lives in a store, belongs to a tailor, etc. I don't mean actually use that example, but sometimes short stories that aren't about people are easier to write because possibilities are endless and you won't battle with yourself about making characters realistic. Hell, the mannequin could be an alien stuck on earth. Ha ha!