There was one story that seemed to be working--I wrote a couple pages in a single sitting, it fit the prompt (well, close enough), everything seemed to be slotting into place--and then I realized that I was about to write John as the Ancients' hitman, and I couldn't do it. And the story refused to go in any other direction, so I had to toss it.
If I had time I'd do a commentary type thing (and go through and add all the italics), but I don't. I will answer questions, though. I'm a little compulsive about responding to peoples' comments.