This is scattering of some of the 50 cards that come in Chuck Klosterman's Hypertheticals: 50 Questions for Insane Conversations. Can't say I've ever used these cards in the way the creator intended - not being one for that toxic combination of (a) dinner party and (b) parlour game - but I enjoy having this on my writing shelf nevertheless. It sits alongside Yorke's Into the Woods, Wendig's Damn Fine Story, King's On Writing and the wonderful Apple Cider Vinegar for Health by Britt Brandon.
One of those is a joke. (*pause - looks to camera*) Wouldn't waste my time with John Yorke's book in a million years.
So yeah Klosterman's Hypertheticals are tremendous fun. And rather then convince you through the power of badly-written prose, I thought I'd let the product speak for itself.
Have a go at this one. It has a delightfully chilly feel to it, like its the beginning of a Roald Dahl short story: