Yes, there really is a free to enter writing competition which offers a £500 prize for just 25 words.
And yes, of course there are catches. Published authors aren't eligible (obviously that's only a catch if you are a published author, otherwise it's a jolly good thing) and the 25 words have to, somehow, be a novel.
I'm not eligible, which means I don't have to own up to the fact that I don't think I could come up with an entry, even if I were. Oh...
Paint Me A Picture is just over 101,000 words. That's after I edited it down from over 135,000. What's the biggest cut (words or percentage) you've made to one of your stories?