I'm still in the game. Although my color thought was orange, I came up with a story for pink. I said, "No, stop it. Bunnies aren't orange. Let's not go there today." It didn't work, the idea happened. I got a main character, supporting characters, a plot and a title." That's when you lay aside your constraints and go with the creative flow.
Then it happened again, I got a Christmas story idea. "STOP ALREADY!" It didn't listen. I had the bare bones for story no. 2 for the day.
I still had to come up with my orange story. I felt my inspiration would come if I wore my orange fairy wings. And, it happened. What do you call it when you have an idea for a _________ and a ________, and that's all. It's like you say to yourself I'm going to write a story about a ________ and somehow incorporate these _________.