Short and Sweet
That's right. The contest title has eight words in it. The longest entry allowed will have six words. Not possible, you say? Head on over to the official contest rules and see the example, courtesy of no less a writer than Ernest Hemingway. It is probably fitting he was known for his brevity.
The idea is an intriguing one, and I hope all of you will at least head on over and consider it. As the post announcing the contest says, anyone can enter this one. You don't have to be a master of plot or dialogue, you just need to figure out a story you can tell in six words.
My own personal suggestion? Since only one entry is allowed per person, save up your ideas, then look them over and send in your favourite. Just make sure you get your entry in on time. When this year ends, so will the contest. So stop by and say hello to Lehane for me.