We had a blast at the last Henderson Writers Group Meeting. We learned about "Flash Fiction" from best selling author Siabhan Muir. (No, I don't know how to pronounce her first name even though we met on Monday.)
Doing flash fiction helps you tighten up your writing because there are strict rules You are given a phrase, words or pictures and then work under time and word count restraints to write a story about them. What's neat about this is you can put the subject into any gendre you want.
It also helps you clear your mind when you have writers block. Here are a few sites to that have contests. Some even give prizes.
FRIDAY PICTURE SHOW.
If I got my notes straight, Thurs Threads is Siabhan Muir's site.
It looks like I'm out of space, see you next week.