You remember those fantastic short-fiction contests hosted by The Clarity of Night blog, right? Every year or so, TCoN's proprietor Jason Evans hosts a bevy of stories that are inspired by a particular picture and run no longer than 250 words. This time the going title is "Elemental," and the picture, well, you can see that for yourself up above.
Past contests have garnered such an overwhelming response that Evans is putting a cap on it, limiting stories to the first 95 entries. Final deadline is July 20th, but we all know it'll fill up a lot faster than that. Sharpen your pencils and go here for all the details.
(Picture: Copyright 2010 by Jason Evans; used by permission)