It's the time of year for Geist to run their Postcard Story Contest
"Make your own postcard using photos, drawings or images in the public domain, write a story inspired by that postcard, then send us the image and the story. The relationship between image and story can be as subtle as you like, as long as the contest judges can see the connection.
Maximum length: 500 words, fiction or non-fiction, prose or poetry."
It does sound like fun. Imagine fitting 500 words on a postcard!