That is merely taking a first thing and letting your mind run. Interestingly the result often exhibits some type of logic. Subconsciously you link two or three things and come up with a new way to approach a story line or plot.
Let’s start with “mouse.”
House. Roof. Snow. Slippery. Ice. Cold. Sheet. Chimney.
Now that last one seems completely off kilter. But . . . what if this is a way to return to the beginning of the sentence — to the house. I hadn’t even put the two together until now.
Which brings me to a question. “Is there a logic beyond our own?” If we can come up with linkages and connections that are beyond normal reason — what of a mind that is it’s own logic. That encompasses logic, and the subconscious, and reason beyond reason. Believe it or not, I can imagine that!! And I would have to say the creator of that logic must be beyond me — greater than me — known and yet unknowable.
Enough of the philosophy! What would you associate with “The End’?