I know it looks like I'm here, but really I'm over at Romance Reader talking about writing competitions (and giving those who comment over there a final chance to win a copy of A Year and a Day) Please do visit me there if you have time.
Hopefully after reading the interview you'll feel like having a bash at a couple of competitions. Luckily I have some for you. This one offers a $250 dollar prize for a 250 word flash. This one closes tomorrow night* and has complicated rules, but again it's for 250 words and it offers a cash prize plus (paid) publication so it's worth a look.
Unfortunately I couldn't find 248 other competitions with the same word count. I do have one that needs only half that amount. So that's 2.5 x 250 word competitions and this one (for reviews) does offer a £25 prize so it all sort of holds together numerically.
If you count carefully I think you'll find there are 250 petals in the photograph.
*closed now. I just got my entry in on time.