I finally had time and energy to participate in the "Friday Night Write" that the Dragon Tales folks do... well, every Friday night. The idea is that a topic is introduced, and all participants go away for an hour, and return with a story. Several of the entries were pretty darned good, including one by "Lesliweird" about a swamp goddess that completely cracked me up.
Mine turned out pretty well, too, so I polished it up and sent it out. All in all a productive and fun way to spend an hour :)