For shits and giggles, I entered a contest. I wrote a story based on this picture:
It had to be 250 words or less, and mine started at around 600. Thanks in part to Cat Rambo's editing class (take a class! they're awesome) I actually got it under the word count.
It's here at Lascaux Flash. Go read it, maybe? Write a comment? If it wins, they'll give me money. And that would be awesome.
Oh! And writer friends? This contest is still open. Go enter it!