I've been writing today and actually sent off a story by e-mail.
Well it was only 60 words in total.
This is the third time I've submitted very short stories this year, and as a break from longer projects they are satisfying even if the rewards are small.
Yes, every word has to count just as it does with a standard length short story or novel, but how you use those limited number of words is the important bit, and it certainly works your brain to be original- hopefully.
Currently, I and a lot of other writers are waiting to hear the results of the Arvon Foundation 6 Word Story. Though with only 6 words I'm sure there will have been a large number of entries, so I don't expect to get anywhere.
Though it is a good excercise in summing up a story in a few words and still making sense...