With DEW's cooperation, I've decided due to Satoshi's absense and the general unpopularity of the old Short Story contest, we'll be changing it into something different.
I'll start the new contest with the previous theme from the Short Story contest soon, but format-wise, this will be handled similar to the WSAC with a two-week simultaneous entries/voting system, and community-decided themes instead "winner picks and nobody has no say in anything."
This is different from the SS contest in that you don't have to write an entire narrative with a beginning, middle, and end. In this contest, all you need to do is spout some words that tell some kind of story. You don't need to start it, you don't need to end it, you don't need a middle. Just write something pertaining to the theme. Doesn't matter how long. Sometimes it's better for creativity just to drop a paragraph or two!
Feel free to discuss. Between classes tomorrow I'll start writing out the entries thread and I'll post it that evening.