I love this idea of making a list to spark your creativity. I also love making lists, but who doesn’t. And Ray Bradbury was a genius. Even his lists convey a sense of melancholy creepiness:
THE LAKE. THE NIGHT. THE CRICKETS. THE RAVINE. THE ATTIC. THE BASEMENT. THE TRAPDOOR. THE BABY. THE CROWD. THE NIGHT TRAIN. THE FOG HORN. THE SCYTHE. THE CARNIVAL. THE CAROUSEL. THE DWARF. THE MIRROR MAZE. THE SKELETON.