I'm currently finding myself fascinated by fairy tales. Maybe it's just that they are inherently larger than life anyway, but they strike me as such a great source of potential funniness. Particularly if you are as determined to be annoyingly literal as I am. Yesterday, for example, I found myself writing a short story that did no more than take the notion of a fairy godmother in a suitably ganster movie sense (and yes, I'm aware that Robert Asprin beat me to it with the interdimensional mob's fairy godfather). From there, it sort of branched out into a very different take on the whole Cinderella thing, which I'm hoping the editor I sent it to will like.
I also find myself veering back towards the short stuff. Flash fiction length, in fact, which is a bit awkward since I now have to look up a bunch of FF markets, given that I don't normally write quite that short. My 'natural' length seems to be a slightly awkward 1500 words. Well, that or a full novel. Does anyone else have a natural writing length?
Current possible directions (if the insides of my brain might worry you, look away now): Another crack at the notion of a zombie sofa. Redoing the stalled Brian Northington stuff as YA with funny bits. Something about finding the right sword in the stone among several hundred (being too tired to pull it out after). Snow White's dwarves as bodyguards (identified, as all crack teams are, only by their callsigns). What the evil scientist/villain does in a normal town, when a good thunderstorm just refuses to show up. Something about hiring film extras to fill out a horde...
You get the idea.