Figuring tonight would be similarly slow (and boy was I right) I brought two books along with me. The first collection of "The Year's Best Fantasy" (Datlow/Windling, ed.) and the Barbara Sher book I'd started working through earlier this summer.
Looking back over the work I'd done in the Sher book, I rediscovered that one of the things I might like to take on would be making a small movie. I've been of the opinion for a while now that short stories and screenplays have a lot more in common than novels and screenplays so I'm reading through the stories looking for one that would be a good place to start.
So far, the best bet might be "Friend's Best Man" by Jonathan Carroll; fairly sparse in terms of setting, only four main characters and one of those is a dog. The main difficulty I see with it, production-wise, is that the main character loses a leg early in the story.
There's a Le Guin story, "Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight," that I also like, but that I think would also be difficult to produce.
I'll keep reading.
I feel like I should mention that I don't actually intend at this point, to make a commercial production out of any of these, but rather to use them as starting points of the exercise of preparing a treatment, screenplay and everything for making a film up to the point of actually spending any money. It's more thought-experiment at this point.