Saw Jason's blog post last night about the Waterstone's competition, and was compelled to have a go, just to see if I could manage it - 600 characters? About a hundred words or so? I'm in! So I knocked something together, and used their fancy schmancy uploading and design thingy, so I could shove mine in the gallery. If you go here, click "View the story gallery", then search by Surname, you can find my effort, called Symphony.
Several other bloggers have had a go too, including David Bishop, Danny Stack, and Paul Campbell. So why not try it yourself? It won't take long. Don't do it for the chance of winning, just see if you can do it, enjoy the challenge of the limitations: a coherent story, using only 600 characters, including spaces, punctuation, and so on. It's quite tricky, but a good exercise in brevity. Unlike most of my blog posts. Although this one's quite short.