Real life is rich in story possibilities. You just look around you, read your newspaper, or even read others ideas. The world is a writers fodder. I have often caught snippets of conversations, little gems that I write down. I put time/place and some small details about the background (what I know of it anyway) pertaining to the snippet. I have a file set aside for these snippets. My favorite so far was something I heard at a Barnes & Noble several years ago...."I'd sell my body to pay the rent!" I worked that in to a story. Story's should be rich in detail, showing not telling. And as they say, "Truth is stranger than fiction."