This last week, they had the Second Annual Speculative Fiction Haiku Contest, where you had to write a little poem with a sci fi, fantasy, or even horror twist to it. I wrote this:
Though I only see
my own footprints, yet I know,
it still follows me.
I guess I was inspired by that long Christian poem about a person looking back on his or her life and seeing two sets of footprints in the sand, but only one set of footprints on the rocky areas, whereupon the person accuses Christ of abandoning them during the hard times of life. Christ simply answers that he carried the person during those hard times. It was definitely going around in my head at the time, though there's probably nothing farther away from horror than that particular poem. Though I have read a kind of, hmmm, shall we say, variation on the poem where it's explained to the person that there is only one set of footprints because "sand people walk single file to hide their numbers." Anyway, the three lines above are what came out of my brain.
I don't think I'll win, becuase there are lots of other good haikus in the running, but it's good to know that my creativity isn't completely dead after all, even if it does need a certain incentive to get going.