I am looking forward to this Saturday, the day the Summer 24-hour short story contest from Writer’s Weekly begins!  At the start time, all participants will be sent the topic and word count requirement, and then will have exactly 24 hours to have their stories completed and turned in.  Though there is a $5.00 entry fee, the contest does offer a few prizes for winners, as well as some randomly awarded door prizes.  I’m not so sure that I’ll win anything, but am excited to focus on creating a story by a deadline, knowing that it will be read.  If this sounds fun to you as well and you’re looking for something a little different to do this Saturday (and you live in the US with the exception of if you live in a handful of certain states listed on the website), you can enter also!  Here’s the web address: http://24hourshortstorycontest.com