Well I'm sure that by now most of you will have heard of Robert Swartwood's Hint Fiction anthology, well unless you come from South Dakota. :D
Going off on a tangent for a second (and only making sense if you've checked out Robert's blog), I am soooooooo sad, I used to collect postcards of the United States and was proud (I kid you not) to have cards from every state. Hangs head in shame and remembers they're all in the house somewhere, and probably covered in dust. Guess who's going to find another reason to procrastinate today.
Anyway, here's a snippet from the Hint Fiction guidelines:
It’s possible to write a complete story in 25 words or less — a beginning, middle, end — but that’s not Hint Fiction.
The very best Hint Fiction stories can be read many different ways.
We want stories we can read again and again and never tire of. Stories that don’t pull any punches. Stories that make us think, that evoke some kind of emotional response.
You can enter two (check the above link for the full guidelines) stories up to 25 words, or if you blog or twitter about the anthology, you can enter three stories. You're grasping hold of my evil plan now, aren't you?
You have until August 31st, get scribbling.