For this competition, you're asked to write a short story inspired by these words of Stephen King - “There’s something to be said for a shorter, more intense experience. It can be invigorating, sometimes even shocking, like a waltz with a stranger you will never see again, or a kiss in the dark, or a beautiful curio for sale at a street bazaar.”
Given the competition title and the involvement of SK, I'm guessing the kisser will have bad breath and the dancer will tread on your toes. But we all know I've been wrong before.
The prize is online publication plus "a place on a Guardian weekend Masterclass with Philippa Pride, Stephen King’s UK editor."