All stories take place somewhere, in little towns like Forks or ancient worlds like Middle Earth. Sometimes inspiration can be found in the setting itself. Try and break through the norm. Instead of setting a romance in Paris or on a cruise ship, what about in a Rescue Mission? Not so glamorous and full of potential character conflicts. Go for something unexpected and offbeat.
Stage a story in an environment you've never used before. And pick a situation for that setting which would not be likely or pretty or easy. Make it challenging for yourself and stretch.
There are so many worlds to explore in fiction, so go find one that's intriguing and new to you and just write.
~ Signing off and sending out cyber hugs.