So, since so many people here are doing some lovely writing, I thought it might be fun to do something a bit more collaborative.
Exquisite corpse is a game where one person will contribute something - just a little fragment of a story, and then hand it down to another person to add another fragment. This process continues until the story completes, and then you’ve got a story made from many. Originally the game was made for art, but the process is pretty easy to replicate for storytelling.
You can make your part of the story as long or as short as you like, but of course remember that you want to give the next person a chance to add their contribution to the story.