Well I'm no storyteller, but first thing that comes to mind is a castle. A bit of a mystery it is, but there is something in one of the towers. It's cold, dark, and raining outside. A lone traveller is seeking what is in this tower.
This puts an image in my head and I can start to think of what kind of music I would put over something like this - sad, dark, melancholy, slower paced, maybe piano and strings... I don't know, I'm really just thinking out loud here. For me I feel it would be easier to put music to a story idea, rather than try to come up with a piece of music and then have the other person listen to it and then write something based on what they hear. There are no rules of course. Anyway let me know what your thoughts are.
Hey, I was just reading the 2012 resolutions thread and saw that you write stories, screenplays, etc. My friend and I had an idea (he's a writer) to collaborate on a stylistic / short story idea, where he would write a story and I would make music for it, and have the story narrated to create a scene or atmosphere of some sort... just so we could have fun and work on our skills. I'm just wondering if you would be interested in doing anything like this?