So, how did I come up with this? There's a first line or first paragraph contest, I can't remember the name of it, based on that cliche story beginning "It was a dark and stormy night." And then there is Snoopy sitting on the top of his dog house typing his novel and beginning with "It was a dark and stormy night." And I thought about using that as the theme, but it's so cliche, so overused, so bleh. Then the lightbulb went off in my head and we'll do the opposite.
I can't wait to see what you people who write dark stories do with that.