This is logical as it will prove that I did not waste all of my time in writing these sorts of pieces for classes, workshops, and writer's activities. Or, if you think your work sucks, the answer is to make the work you want to see in your portfolio or in various folders on Google docs until you're satisfied.
The story I chose was a flash fiction about an American girl in 1920s Italy who just doesn't get what the fuss is about Europe, 'culture,' or Italian men.
I hate everything about it, except for a single image, in which her Italian shoes--yes, the shoes that people rave about and that she bought because of that--are uncomfortable and are blistering her heel.
So unless I want to write a fifty-word story about that (not a terrible idea as ideas go...), I'm SOL here. I'm finding it hard to encapsulate the culture and time period while making my protagonist...do...stuff.
I might just look for some other writing I've done in response to specific prompts and see if that offers any inspiration.