I find the following writing challenge very intriguing. Look at ten pictures and try to come up with a story in less than 1500 words. Choose random pictures. The challenge is greater, if the pictures have nothing to do with each other. Put your story away. Look at the pictures a few days later and read your story again. Do you still like the story? Do you want to change it? Do you feel like writing an entirely new story? Do it! Then, edit, proofread and send it to a short story competition! Good Luck!
Here are ten pictures you can practice on.
Tell me how you did!