The Reader's Digest are again running their 100 word short story competition. (Thanks to Carrie Hewlett for reminding me.) It's free to enter, you have until mid February to come up with something good and the prize is £1,000!
Are you wondering about a catch? There are a couple. Reader's Digest take world copyright as a condition of entry. Despite this, there will be an enormous number of entries, making your chances of success quite slim.
What do you think - is it worth a try?
I couldn't think of a way to illustrate this post, so here's a random photo of mine that you may, if you wish, use as a story prompt. If it inspires a piece of writing, of any length, please let me know.