I've mentioned my friend Mel's website before, The Pygmy Giant, which is flash fiction - i.e. using few words to big effect. She's set up a competition which you might like to join in - a story short competition. With only a few restrictions...
No more than 250 words.
Must include these words:
Eek. I've done mine now (had to hack down from 340 words to 250... tricky) and emailed it in. If you fancy having a go, scribble something down and email it in to firstname.lastname@example.org - there is even a potential prize of/worth five English pounds. Goodness gracious. One week to enter. All good fun. Might even let you see mine later, or perhaps we'll have a group Show And Tell.