Recently I had the opportunity to enter a couple of short story contests. The limitations are quite interesting. First I saw one that limits you to 5,000 words. Then a contest that limits you to 2,500 words, which, of course, meant I'd have to do something a little different than in the first one. Now I see one that's all about writing 1,200 words. So, I wonder, what other limitations have you bumped into in the past? What allowable amount truly challenged you? Yes, I know that any length of story can be done. I know all about the 6-word story about the baby shoes, and I know that some people here have tried to create even shorter stories. But you know what I'm talking about when I say "short stories". I mean the traditional short story, the one that has more than 10 words in it. You know exactly what I mean.